n Westchester County, Democratic state Sen. George Latimer ousted Republican executive Rob Astorino. Astorino had plenty of fodder to use against his opponent, most notably an unpaid $46,000 property tax bill. But Latimer continually highlighted connections between the two-term incumbent and Trump, and that message seemed to resonate with voters: Latimer led by 14 points with about 80 percent of districts reporting In Nassau County, Democrat Laura Curran declared victory over Republican Jack Martins in the executive race. There’s a chance paper ballots will be counted, but Curran, a county legislator, had a comfortable 51-48 lead with every district reporting. Both of these races flip county offices that were picked up by Republicans in 2009, a year before the GOP made significant gains in congressional and state legislative contests. They weren’t the only major suburban contests that Democrats had leads in. The most jaw-dropping result came in Hempstead. The Nassau town of over 770,000 residents has never elected a Democratic supervisor in the century since the post was created, but Democrat Laura Gillen led incumbent Republican Anthony Santino 80,214-77,946 after every district had reported. And in the Suffolk sheriff race — which, as recently as September, Democrats were accused of trying to throw — Democrat Errol Toulon led Republican Lawrence Zacarese by about 1,400 votes.