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New York Primary Election Results

September 14,2018 06:18

What to watch: New York, the only state in the nation that is holding separate state and federal primary elections in this tumultuous political year, has voters casting statewide ballots on Thursday. Races for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney ...



What to watch: New York, the only state in the nation that is holding separate state and federal primary elections in this tumultuous political year, has voters casting statewide ballots on Thursday. Races for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general feature contested Democratic primaries; there are also contested primaries in state and local races. Here’s a look at some critical races:
Cynthia Nixon, the actress and education activist, has attracted attention for her candidacy against Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, running an aggressive campaign that some have credited for pushing Mr. Cuomo to the left. Her challenge, which, according to public polls taken in the race, seems to be insurmountable: The governor has the benefits of incumbency, the state Democratic Party apparatus and an overwhelming fund-raising advantage. He has spent more than $21.4 million and was pouring nearly $500,000 per day into the race as of late August.
The sudden resignation of Eric T. Schneiderman, after he was accused of violence against several romantic partners, left a vacancy that four Democrats are vying to fill. Polls suggest that three of the four candidates — Representative Sean Patrick Maloney; Letitia James, the New York City public advocate; and Zephyr Teachout, a law professor — have the best chance of representing the party in November. Ms. James would be the first black woman elected to statewide office in New York, as would Leecia Eve, a Verizon executive and a former aide to Hillary Clinton.
Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul, Mr. Cuomo’s running mate, is fending off an energetic challenge from Jumaane D. Williams, a city councilman from Brooklyn. The race is normally an afterthought to the governor’s race, but polls show Ms. Hochul, who won the post in 2014, leading Mr. Williams by a much smaller margin than Mr. Cuomo leads Ms. Nixon.
In the State Senate, a number of races are being closely watched, including those involving incumbents who had belonged to the so-called Independent Democratic Conference, a group of breakaway Democratic senators who had had a power-sharing agreement with Republicans. Under pressure from Mr. Cuomo, the group disbanded in April and returned to the chamber’s mainstream Democrats. Still, dozens of anti-Trump resistance groups have backed a slate of candidates who are mounting energetic challenges to the renegade senators, arguing that their deal with Republicans had prevented a raft of progressive bills from becoming law.
Read more about today’s most important races.

Democratic Primary

Cuomo* Andrew M. Cuomo*
975,552
65.6%

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1,487,137 votes, 99% reporting (15,024 of 15,083 precincts)
* Incumbent

Leader

Brooklyn
99%
Manhattan
100%
Queens
99%
Bronx
99%
Nassau
100%
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Lieutenant Governor

Democratic Primary

Hochul* Kathy Hochul*
731,459
53.3%

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1,371,989 votes, 99% reporting (15,024 of 15,083 precincts)
* Incumbent

Leader

Brooklyn
99%
Manhattan
100%
Queens
99%
Bronx
99%
Nassau
100%
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Attorney General

Democratic Primary

James Letitia James
578,412
40.6%

Teachout Zephyr Teachout
441,567
31.0%

Maloney Sean Patrick Maloney
356,602
25.0%

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1,425,072 votes, 99% reporting (15,024 of 15,083 precincts)

Leader

Brooklyn
99%
Manhattan
100%
Queens
99%
Bronx
99%
Westchester
96%
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