Kirsten Gillibrand, the Democrat, beat Wendy Long, the Republican, by 72.0% to 26.6%.
On Tuesday I wrote:
If the NY Republicans are going to put up some woman (violating the rule about never nominating female Republicans because they don't win), and not even fund her election, then I'm registering a protest vote. Chris Edes looks like he might be a Ron Paulite (which is bad), but he's not going to win anyway.
As you can see, my protest vote for Chris Edes, nor the sum-total of all his votes (0.5%), didn’t alter the election, by an extremely wide safety margin.
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Why did I even bother to vote?