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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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.
This was as expected.
It may be Trump's hometown, but it's de Blasio's city — and will be for the next four years
He is the anti-Trump, a self-styled progressive who is mayor of the president’s hometown and a prominent voice in the Democratic resistance to the White House.
Despite misgivings by many New Yorkers who complain the mayor can be out of touch with their daily concerns, Bill de Blasio on Tuesday handily won a second term in office leading the nation’s largest city, a perch from which he can remain a thorn in the side of the city’s most prominent native son, President Trump. ...
Since Trump was elected a year ago, de Blasio has made no secret of his opposition to the president and his policies, announcing his support for women in the face of a proposal to defund Planned Parenthood, defiance of the president’s order to cut federal funding to so-called sanctuary cities and a steadfast commitment to immigrants. ...
With roughly three-quarters of precincts reporting, de Blasio had 64% of the vote, with Malliotakis hovering just under 30%.