Erie County’s hottest suburban primary ended in victory for both candidates, with 100 percent of vote results reported.
Republican Barbara S. Nuchereno, the Amherst council member who is running for town justice, held onto the GOP line with 1,127 votes despite a challenge from attorney Kara A. Buscaglia, who had 683 votes.
But Buscaglia isn’t finished. Both candidates on Tuesday “cross-listed,” meaning the Democrat Buscaglia also ran as a Republican to try to knock Nuchereno off her own line.
Buscaglia held onto the Democratic line with 1,746 votes to 1,089 votes. She also led the Conservative and Independence lines.
That means the two candidates will have a rematch in the Nov. 5 vote.