Nov. 8, 2018: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Democrat, was re-elected to a third term as Governor on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. Cuomo, 60, defeated Marcus J. Molinaro, Republican, who is the Dutchess County Executive. With 95 percent of precincts reporting, Cuomo had about 57 percent of the votes cast, besting his 2014 showing. Cuomo’s victory occurred as fellow Democrats in Albany celebrated a wave of victories in the State Senate, regaining control of that chamber for just the third time since World War II, and giving the party a sweep of the executive and both legislative branches. The State Assembly also remained firmly in Democratic hands.