Nate McMurray Conceded to Chris Collins, and Then it Got Interesting

Nov. 7, 2018
Congressional candidate Nate McMurray displays his frustration during his  concession speech at his campaign headquarters at Town Hall Plaza on South Park Avenue in Hamburg on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. (Robert Kirkham/Buffalo News)
Congressional candidate Nate McMurray displays his frustration during his concession speech at his campaign headquarters at Town Hall Plaza on South Park Avenue in Hamburg on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018.

Rep. Chris Collins, a Clarence Republican indicted on felony insider trading charges, narrowly won his bid for a fourth term Tuesday after one of the most unusual congressional campaigns in recent Western New York history.

At nearly 1 a.m., it got more unusual: Nathan McMurray, after earlier conceding defeat, called for a recount.

“After examining the numbers, the margin is 1 percent and the will of the voters must be heard,” the Grand Island town supervisor said in a statement.

Until McMurray’s statement, the story was that Collins, riding a 40,000-voter Republican advantage in New York’s 27th Congressional District, held on to his seat.
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2 Responses to “Nate McMurray Conceded to Chris Collins, and Then it Got Interesting”

  1. Money Talks says:

    On the Erie County Election Results website it shows that McMurray has more votes than Collins. It also shows 100% of the votes counted. Some of the absentee ballots may be still uncounted, but that means Collins would need get at least 5,307 of those votes.

    Why is Collins claiming victory, but Erie Country shows he is behind in the vote count? And why is no news outlet reporting this problem?

    Office REP IN CONGRESS NY-27
    PARTY 216 Districts out of 216 Reporting (100)%
    Votes Percent
    D MCMURRAY, NATHAN D 55,746 47%
    W MCMURRAY, NATHAN D 3,497 3%
    WEP MCMURRAY, NATHAN D 1,166 1%
    MCMURRAY, NATHAN D
    Totals 60,409 51%

    R COLLINS, CHRIS 43,683 37%
    C COLLINS, CHRIS 10,601 9%
    I COLLINS, CHRIS 819 1%
    COLLINS, CHRIS
    Totals 55,103 47%

    REF PIEGZA, LARRY 2,360 2%
    Office Totals 117,872 100%
    TURN-OUT 60%

    http://www.erieelectionresults.com/us.aspx

    -$$

  2. Money Talks says:

    Apparently Collins did much better in other counties and this IS ONLY ERIE county results!

    -$$

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