New York City holds its Democratic mayoral primary election on Tuesday.
While many believe this is essentially choosing the ultimate winner in November, it also means that just 10% of Gotham’s electorate will be deciding the next mayor and other leadership positions in the city.
This primary is using ranked-choice voting for the first time for a mayoral contest, which means it could be a couple of weeks before a winner is declared.
If no candidate receives a majority of votes when the polls close at 9PM tonight, then the ranked-choice tabulation is instituted.
As such, the quality of life issues that have been thrashed by the Bill de Blasio administration with defunding the police as gun violence and horrific shootings are caught on video almost daily. Subway violence is also off the rails.
Even Gov. Andrew Cuomo has denigrated de Blasio’s policies of keeping the city’s citizens safe.
Today is also the Republican primary election. In NYC there is little expectations for these candidates except in limited districts, but you have to think that what has transpired over the last 18 months that the GOP could make their voices heard in November.
Unfortunately many more conservative New Yorkers have fled the state for Florida and other Red States.
So if you live in New York and have a Republican city council challenge in your district, get out and vote in order to have the strongest opponents come November.
Would it not be foreshadowing if NYC went back to the Republicans in 2021, setting up the GOP to take back Congress in the 2022 midterms. Well today begins that process.