2017 New York City; Primaries 9/12; GE 11/7

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2017 New York City; Primaries 9/12; GE 11/7

Post by Addie » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:29 am

NY1
De Blasio projected to win Democratic primary for mayor

NY1 projects Mayor Bill de Blasio to be the winner of the Democratic primary for mayor of New York City.

With a little more than 93 percent of precincts reporting as of 10:45 p.m, de Blasio had 74.2 percent of the vote.

His nearest challenger, Sal Albanese, had 15.6 percent of the vote. ...

De Blasio now moves to the general election, where his main challenger will be Republican Nicole Malliotakis, a member of the state Assembly whose district covers parts of Staten Island and Brooklyn. ...

Meanwhile, NY1 has projected Eric Gonzalez to be the winner of the Democratic primary for Brooklyn district attorney. ...

There are also several City Council races in play.
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Re: 2017 New York City; Primaries 9/12; GE 11/7

Post by Addie » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:42 am

New York Times
De Blasio, Seeking Second Term, Wins an Easy Victory ...

With no major Democrat willing to take on the incumbent mayor, the contest had all the urgency of a preseason football game, generating tepid interest among voters.

Turnout was relatively low: About 435,000 Democrats voted, the third lowest total since at least the mid-1960s. That could be attributed in part to a lack of strong contests in other races. Popular incumbents hold the other two citywide elected positions, public advocate and comptroller, and sit in the five borough president seats.
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