BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - The taxpayers' resounding call for change, all comes down to Tuesday night. This is one of the most historic and fiery election seasons in recent memory.
Buffalo has been a central battleground in the race for governor and the moment of truth is fast-approaching. The epic showdown will leave one person victorious.
Will it be Democratic candidate Andrew Cuomo, who's maintained a lead in the polls?
"Forget the polls. There's only one poll that counts. That's what we're going to find out tonight," said Cuomo.
Or will Republican Carl Paladino shock the world of pollsters?
Paladino said, "How do I feel about my chances today? We're going to win this today."
As for voters, they're looking for an improved state government.
One downstate voter said, "The economy, obviously. People don't have jobs."
And change. Change in some fashion, at some point.
"We have a tendency to want the change right away. Of course you want it right away. But it doesn't always happen right away," said another downstate voter.
Two major party candidates, and one will become the next governor of the state. Andrew Cuomo likes his chances, and his plan.
"What it comes down to at the end of the day. People of the state of New York, in my opinion, want to clean-up Albany, they want a government they can trust. They want to get the state's fiscal house in order," said Cuomo.
And Carl Paladino reminds us of his primary victory when some thought he didn't stand a chance.
Paladino said, "People are going to come out, and they're going to vote, and they're going to speak."
On Tuesday, he talked about some of his missteps along the campaign trail.
"I regret them. I would've done things differently. I'm just human. This is the first time I've ever done this. And the last time," said Paladino.
After all the campaigning and the millions of dollars spent, it comes down to what voters think.
Cuomo said, "Whatever their opinion is, I encourage them to come out and vote. Democracy only works when we all vote."
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