Thursday, September 13, 2018

Election Results Looking Wild as Salazar Wins and IDC Scum Take a Hit

As New York's state primary election results come in, it's looking like a strong night for insurgents, with Julia Salazar navigating a host of controversies to knock out state Sen. Martin Dilan in Brooklyn to a number of solid performances by challengers seeking to oust former members of the Independent Democratic Conference, which had drawn attacks for partnering with state Senate Republicans in Albany.
With results still coming in, a number of former IDC senators were trailing, including state Sens. Tony Avella, Marisol Alcantara and even Jeff Klein, the group's former leader. At least two others, state Sens. Jose Peralta and Jesse Hamilton, were projected to lose, according to NY1. 
Each of the eight former members of the faced challenges. Although the breakaway group of renegade Republicans rejoined mainline Democrats in April, it did little to temper the newly awakened political engagement in the wake of the 2016 presidential election and anger towards the Democrats who shared power with Republicans.
Another challenger, Blake Morris, fell short against state Sen. Simcha Felder, who is not a member of the IDC but has caucused with Republicans since he was first elected and gives them their one seat majority. 
Additionally, there are several Assembly elections of note, including the possible first transgender state lawmaker and several vacants seats that need filling. This post will be updated throughout the night, so continue checking back for the latest in each race.

Sept. 13 - 10:15 PM
I was listening to Brian Lehrer and it seems that there are some big wins or close races all around.

Fox News reports (that must be driving them crazy).

Controversial Dem socialist candidate Julia Salazar wins NY state Senate primary

Julia Salazar, a democratic socialist whose campaign for a seat in New York's state Senate was overshadowed by a series of bizarre revelations about her past, unseated a 16-year incumbent in Thursday's Democratic primary.
With 88 percent of precincts reporting, Salazar led state Sen. Martin Dilan by 58 percent to 42 percent. She will not face a Republican opponent in November.
Salazar's victory in the Brooklyn-based 18th Senate District added her to the list of insurgent Empire State Democrats who have knocked out established incumbents this primary season.

Okay -- we knew Cuomo would win. And Tish James seems to be winning. So I am 0 for 2 so far.
If not for that slime Maloney and the Cuomo Stalking horse Eve, Teachout may have won. This is a real victory for the real estate interests who didn't want Teachout.

Jumaane is still neck and neck:

Lieutenant Governor

Democratic Primary

Kathy Hochul*417,11850.9%
Jumaane D. Williams402,60549.1
819,723 votes, 54% reporting (8,196 of 15,083 precincts)

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