Updated: Dec 22, 2020
Riding a tide of absentee ballots, U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi (D-Glen Cove) has won another term in the 3rd Congressional District over Republican challenger George Santos of Queens.
In other races, state Sen. Anna Kaplan (D-Great Neck) claimed victory in the 7th Senate District and Gina Sillitti, a Democrat from Manorhaven, declared victory in the 16th Assembly District.
Democratic President-elect Joe Biden built a lead over Republican President Donald Trump in Nassau County as tens of thousands of absentee ballots were counted after initially trailing in the votes cast on Election Day.
Nassau Democratic Elections Commissioner James Scheuerman said weeks ago that 142,962 absentee ballots were cast in Nassau County this year during the COVID-19 pandemic, a figure that shattered the previous record of 48,000 in 2016. Mailed ballots began to be counted Nov. 10 under state law.
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