Final election results in Erie County were not available late Tuesday night at press time, but with the last few hundred absentee ballots counted, the final unofficial count is in.
The care facility lost, 19,361 to 18,794 (we did hold the paper for those final results, because it was so close.) "No" votes represented 50.74 percent of the vote. That's not a close enough vote to trigger an automatic recount, which requires a margin of less than one-half percent, said Jennifer Ferback, the Erie County Election Board's deputy director.
Other final results: Obama 22,277 (55.5 percent), McCain 17,080 (42.5 percent); Dennis Murray 20,313, Ed Enderle 18,240; Pat Shenigo 20,220; Joe Hayberger 17,937; Tom Ferrell 19,626; Mike Printy 18,256; Barbara Johnson 22,153; Stephen Schaeffer, 14,899.
Complete results here.