The wave of voters that President-elect Donald Trump rode into office this Election Day clearly swept through Riverhead, where the unlikely Republican candidate trounced Democrat Hillary Clinton by nearly 3,000 votes, according to preliminary election results. READ
Hours before President-elect Donald Trump delivered his acceptance speech Tuesday night — and before polls closed in states he won like Alaska, Montana and Idaho — the victory party was on at the Emporium in Patchogue.
In an election cycle unlike nearly any other, where citizens often claim to be voting for the lesser of two evils rather than the candidate that inspires them, the Riverhead community turned to prayer on the night before Election Day. READ
When Congressman Lee Zeldin challenged his Democratic predecessor, Tim Bishop, in 2014, he ran a campaign promising to be on the frontline of issues facing Congress. READ
When Al Gore’s supporters blamed a third-party candidate, Ralph Nader, for his narrow defeat by George W. Bush in the 2000 presidential election, the renowned consumer advocate quipped that Mr. Gore had taken votes away from him.
Democrats didn’t find Mr. Nader’s rejoinder very funny. READ
East End Congressman Lee Zeldin made waves on social media Monday morning with a tweet connecting the Chelsea bombing arrest to NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. READ
And the winners are … Bernie Sanders and John Kasich!
… On Fishers Island, that is.
Just about everywhere else on the North Fork, statewide winners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton won big in Tuesday’s New York presidential primary. READ