Stefanik cruises

Rep. Elise M. Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, walks on stage as she declares victory on Tuesday night at the Queensbury Hotel in Glens Falls. Christopher Lenney/Watertown Daily Times

With nearly 80% of the 21st Congressional District’s election districts reporting, Rep. Elise M. Stefanik has a commanding lead in her rematch against Democratic challenger Tedra L. Cobb.

According to unofficial results posted on the state Board of Elections website, Rep. Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, was leading Ms. Cobb with 151,758 votes to Ms. Cobb’s 84,026 votes at about 11:30 p.m.

That gave Rep. Stefanik 63.49% of the vote.

Rep. Stefanik’s lead is wider than the 68,164 absentee ballots that have yet to be counted.

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