Absentee ballots flip results in Milford, giving Clinton the win here

In contrast to national election results that saw Donald Trump come out victorious in the race for president, Hillary Clinton actually won Milford.

But it was close.

Absentee ballots put Hillary Clinton over the top in Milford, taking the win here away from Donald Trump by just over 200 votes.

Preliminary tallies Tuesday night, not including absentee ballots, had Milford going for Donald Trump in the presidential race.

Early numbers posted at Democratic Town Committee headquarters Tuesday night had Trump with 12,297 votes and Hillary Clinton with 12,200. But when later results were released, including absentee ballots and election day registration votes, Clinton had 13,596 votes to Trump’s 13,383.

There were 2,311 absentee ballots cast in Milford, and 532 election day voter registrations. A total of 1,159 absentee ballots went to Clinton, 832 to Trump; 237 election day registration votes went to Clinton and 250 to Trump.

Locally, incumbents in state races will serve another two years. Democrat Gayle Slossberg, state senator of the 14th District, won reelection, as did fellow Democrat Kim Rose, state representative of the 118th District.

Republican Pam Staneski was reelected to represent the 119th District, and Republican Charles Ferraro was reelected to the 117th District.

Kim Rose comments on priorities for the state:


Below, Pam Staneski comments on future for the state: