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Democrats in the state also saw a small victory in the Senate, winning two open seats to gain the majority of the Senate, but not control due to a Democratic state senator who caucuses with the GOP.

Many have argued that the wide margins with which Democrats have been winning in special elections suggest that a "blue wave" could be coming for the 2018 midterm elections, with Republicans poised to lose dozens of seats in the House of Representatives and possibly even control of the Senate.

In Westchester County, Democratic Assemblywoman Shelley Mayer faces Republican Julie Killian, a former local official. With almost 90 percent of the precincts reporting late Tuesday, Mayer was ahead by 16 percentage points.

"The voters are sick and exhausted of Democrats that empower Trump Republicans", Senate Democratic spokesman Mike Murphy said in response to Felder staying with the GOP.

Meanwhile, Luis Sepulveda trounced Patrick Delices and Pamela Stewart-Martinez with almost 90 percent of the votes in the heavily Democratic Bronx. In the 107th district race between Rensselaer County Legislators, Republican Jake Ashby is up on Democrat Cindy Doran, who said she would wait for absentee ballots to be counted. With 75 percent of the precincts reporting, Sepulveda had more than 90 percent of the vote.

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Dani Lever, a spokeswoman for Gov. Cuomo, said that "the governor's position is clear: the Democrats must unify to take back the majority".

"Today's wins will once again give Democrats a numeric majority and come November we will win even more seats", said Senate Democratic spokesman Mike Murphy.

Cuomo, a Democrat, released a public letter to Brooklyn Sen. Simcha Felder, said Tuesday afternoon that he would continue to vote with Republicans until the end of session in June - regardless of the outcome of the special election. While they were disappointed with Tuesday's results, Republicans hailed Felder's announcement of loyalty. "Felder's decision to continue to caucus with our Majority", Senate GOP spokesman Scott Reif said.

Democrats already control the Assembly and hold the offices of governor, attorney general and comptroller.

"Political gamesmanship must not be allowed to jeopardize the leadership, committee structure and staff of the New York State Senate and push this institution into turmoil", Felder said.

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