Snyder (as in Judge Leslie Crocker)—who received the coveted New York Times' endorsement—campaigned into the early evening. An hour before polls closed, As Snyder and her campaign posse distributed pamphlets and shook hands on the corner of 96th and Broadway. Snyder said she felt "positive energy" from people. "It's an unreal feeling it'll be over in a couple hours," she said Snyder, intermittently waving at passers by. "The funniest comment I get regularly is, 'You've got balls!'" she said.
Back at the Morgenthau party, there were less direct references to Snyder's tough judicial temperament. "I know the importance of representing everybody," said Morgenthau, who had criticized Snyder for supporting the death penalty, "see that justice is donejustice tempered with mercy." Morgenthau also said he has "the best staff in the country" and does not want any "gunslingers," a term Morgenthau has used in the past to depict Snyder.
Though the election results showed Morgenthau won by a significant point-spread, the majority of the crowd continued to keep a watchful eye on the big-screen television that churned out polling results until nerves gave way to a sense of relief. Morgenthau said he would be "even-handed" and "fair." "I will try to live up to your expectations," he said. I will try. I will try my best."