Rhode Island Secretary of State Primary Election Results

Democratic Primary

Winner

Gregg Amore wins the Democratic primary.

Race called by The Associated Press.

Updated 8:04 PM ET
>95% reported
Candidate Votes Pct.
Gregg Amore
64,267 64.2%
Stephanie Beaute
35,834 35.8
Total reported
100,101

Results by town

Town Amore Beaute Total votes Est. rpt. Est. remain. votes
Providence 60% 40% 18,307 >95% <900
Warwick 63 37 9,665 >95% <500
Cranston 63 37 7,443 >95% <400
East Providence 76 24 6,218 >95% <300
Pawtucket 59 41 5,158 >95% <300
North Providence 68 32 4,231 >95% <100
Cumberland 63 37 3,672 94% 250
South Kingstown 67 33 3,457 >95% <100
North Kingstown 66 34 3,449 >95% <100
Johnston 68 32 3,254 >95% <100
Coventry 64 36 2,484 >95% <100
Barrington 68 32 2,311 >95% <100
Lincoln 67 33 2,016 >95% <100
Narragansett 68 32 1,952 >95% <100
Smithfield 66 34 1,918 >95% <100
West Warwick 65 35 1,918 >95% <100
Bristol 67 33 1,884 >95% <100
Portsmouth 63 37 1,828 >95% <100
Westerly 66 34 1,777 >95% <100
Newport 63 37 1,757 >95% <100
Woonsocket 59 41 1,734 >95% <100
East Greenwich 67 33 1,655 >95% <100
Middletown 65 35 1,146 >95% <100
Tiverton 64 36 1,063 >95% <100
Jamestown 66 34 1,009 >95% <100
Warren 59 41 1,004 >95% <100
North Smithfield 62 38 939 >95% <100
Charlestown 65 35 829 >95% <100
Burrillville 62 38 800 93% <100
Central Falls 62 38 736 >95% <100
Glocester 61 39 736 >95% <100
Scituate 65 35 719 >95% <100
Richmond 68 32 631 >95% <100
Hopkinton 61 39 538 >95% <100
Exeter 64 36 505 >95% <100
West Greenwich 62 38 439 >95% <100
Little Compton 64 36 432 >95% <100
Foster 58 42 342 >95% <100
New Shoreham 59 41 145 >95% <100

Analysis From Our Reporters

  • Trip Gabriel
    Trip Gabriel Sept. 13, 2022

    Independents outnumber both Democrats and Republicans in N.H. and can vote in either primary. In a few days, we'll know how many chose to vote in the G.O.P. races — the only competitive ones tonight — which will indicate the broad enthusiasm (or lack thereof) for those candidates in November.

  • Trip Gabriel
    Trip Gabriel Sept. 13, 2022

    Rockingham County, N.H., along the Massachusetts border in the southeast corner, is the state’s reddest county. Few returns are in yet, but watch to see how strongly Bolduc does there, even in Salem, Morse’s hometown.

  • Maggie Astor
    Maggie Astor Sept. 13, 2022

    Lydia York, a lawyer and former corporate accountant, defeated Delaware’s incumbent auditor of accounts, Kathleen K. McGuiness, in a Democratic primary. McGuiness had been convicted of misdemeanors related to hiring her daughter.

  • Maggie Astor
    Maggie Astor Sept. 13, 2022

    Gregg Amore, a state representative, won the Democratic primary for Rhode Island secretary of state. His Republican opponent will be Pat Cortellessa, the supervisor of a security company who volunteered for the Trump campaign in 2016.

  • Maggie Astor
    Maggie Astor Sept. 13, 2022

    Lt. Gov. Sabina Matos of Rhode Island, who is seeking her first full term, won the Democratic primary for lieutenant governor. Aaron Guckian, a development officer at the Rhode Island Foundation, won the Republican primary.

  • Blake Hounshell
    Blake Hounshell Sept. 13, 2022

    Rhode Island’s second congressional district will be a great general-election race. The Democratic nominee, Seth Magaziner, originally contemplated a run for governor but saw a better opportunity in Representative Jim Langevin’s old seat.

  • Blake Hounshell
    Blake Hounshell Sept. 13, 2022

    Senator Maggie Hassan bet early that abortion would be a major issue in her bid for re-election. She has hammered Republicans for what she says is an extreme position, mindful that the issue plays differently in New Hampshire than many red states.

  • Trip Gabriel
    Trip Gabriel Sept. 13, 2022

    Is there a bellwether town in N.H. to watch for how the night is going in the G.O.P. primaries? Dante Scala, a political science professor, told NHJournal he would be watching Bedford because “it’s a large Republican town where no major candidate has a ‘home field’ advantage.”

  • Maggie Astor
    Maggie Astor Sept. 13, 2022

    Senate candidates’ Twitter feeds and news releases suggest Democrats in close races are eager to talk about the 15-week abortion ban proposed today. Republicans, not so much — they’re focused on today’s inflation report instead.

  • Maggie Astor
    Maggie Astor Sept. 13, 2022

    Senator Lindsey Graham cast a newly proposed 15-week abortion ban as a “late-term” ban, but 15 weeks is early in the second trimester. This has been a common tactic: rhetorically emphasizing abortions late in pregnancy, but targeting them earlier.

  • Jonathan Weisman
    Jonathan Weisman Sept. 13, 2022

    Republicans had been hedging their bets on the economy, shifting their focus to crime, the border and other issues. But Tuesday’s news that inflation remains high has G.O.P. strategists back on economic struggles as the core of their fall campaigns.

Republican Primary

Updated 8:04 PM ET
Candidate
Pat Cortellessa Uncontested