Sep 13, 2018
Cuomo, James Win In Primary

New York primary election results: Andrew Cuomo wins reelection, Tish James for attorney general, Zellnor Myrie defeats incumbent Jesse Hamilton.


Gov. Andrew Cuomo cruised to a win Thursday in the Democratic primary for New York governor, easily warding off a challenge from actor and activist Cynthia Nixon as she tried to position herself as a more-progressive alternative.

Cuomo, an incumbent in his second term, had 66 percent of the vote to Nixon's 34 percent with about half of districts reporting results at 10 p.m. EDT

The Associated Press called the race for Cuomo at 9:27 p.m., a half-hour after polls closed.

Cuomoís big victory allows him to continue his bid for a third term and sets up a November battle with Marc Molinaro, the Republican nominee for governor.

Lieutenant Governor

Incumbent Kathy Hochul has defeated Jumaane Williams in the New York Democratic primary for lieutenant governor.

Hochul, a former congresswoman from Buffalo, now moves on to the November general election as the running mate of Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who first picked her to run beside him in the 2014 election.

New York State Attorney General

Letitia James won the primary for attorney general. If elected, she would be New York's first African-American attorney general.

NY State Senate

In District 20, which includes Crown Heights, Zellnor Myrie defeated incumbent Jesse Hamilton.

Myrie, an attorney and former Legislative Director in the New York City Council, successfully attacked Hamilton for his connection to the Independent Democratic Conference, promised Brooklyn he'll fight for fair housing above all else, and earned a New York Times endorsement.

Hamilton ó who has represented Brownsville, Crown Heights, East Flatbush, Gowanus, Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, South Slope, and Sunset Park since 2014 ó was ultimately unable to prove he had the progressive credentials to please his Democrat constituents, despite his proposed legislation to make prejudiced 911 calls a hate crime.

Voting issues in New York City

New York has a notoriously opaque voting system. For example, if a person wanted to switch parties to be able to vote in Thursday's primaries, they needed to register by Oct. 13, 2017, almost a full year before the actual election. New York also does not have early voting.

But beyond structural issues, polling sites in New York City had serious problems on Thursday. Several people who showed up to their normal polling places were not on the rolls when they arrived, and therefore had to vote by filling out an affidavit ballot.

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Called now for Myrie
Zellnor Myrie has defeated Jesse Hamilton. Bad night for IDC members
(9/13/2018 10:27:33 PM)
Jesse Hamilton
Is here able to run as an independent in November?
He was really good for New York.
(9/13/2018 11:24:20 PM)
Something doesn't make sense
I came to vote as always but suddenly this time mine & my wife's name were not in the book & I filled out an affidavit (which they put seperately) which was probobly not counted. I wonder if this happened to other Jewish voters (please comment if it also happened to you) if yes there should be an investigation.
(9/13/2018 11:51:34 PM)
To 3
Yes, so strange this happened to me as well, the woman there just put my ballot on the side under the keyboard.. What do we do now
(9/14/2018 12:02:19 AM)
They had trouble finding my name in the books and another
Jewish personís at the pollís also. I persevered and with some help found mine.I didnít wait to see if the other Jew was able to find theirs. This occurred at the Mahalia Jackson polling site, though I had never had a problem there before.
(9/14/2018 12:08:05 AM)
My name was missing too
Even though I am a registered voter, my name was missing from the book and I had to go through a long process with signing etc and then they didn't put my ballot through the regular computer, it was put on the side, and quite frankly I was sure it wasnt going to be counted. I left with the uneasy feeling that something wasn't quite right.
(9/14/2018 12:16:48 AM)
The missing name happened to me a few years ago
I remember my name being missing at the empire Blvd voting poll, after complaining for at least 15 minutes my name was found by the polling place manager. Interesting maybe something sinister is happening.
(9/14/2018 12:58:09 AM)
Small difference
According to the latest results with 95 percent of the vote Hamilton was about 3500 votes behind. By the way he will be running as an Independent on November, so we have another chance to ALL come out to vote & to make sure that our votes are counted & that we are all on the "rolls".
(9/14/2018 1:11:59 AM)
Voter 2018
My name was not at the table where I was directed TWICE!
I almost gave up but then spoke to a yungerman who looked up on his phone the voting information via the address, which showed a different table number. I rushed to that table where I found my name and was able to vote. They said "sorry" for giving me the wrong information....
(9/14/2018 1:41:25 AM)
To all
Today was voting for registered Democrats only! If youíre registered republican then there was no voting for you to do today which is the reason your name wasnít in the book. Check your voter registration card in your wallet.
(9/14/2018 2:23:06 AM)
All those issues happened to me
Voting issues
(9/14/2018 7:51:11 AM)
Voter Fraud & ineligible but genuine voters
It's bigger in CH than anywhere. Why doesn't your political action group do something about that?
(9/14/2018 7:52:03 AM)
No question there is fraud
The democrats are famous for it.
(9/14/2018 8:54:06 AM)
Thank you for posting
This should definitely be looked into.
More people need to share this experience so we can get an idea how systemic this is and please put down your polling site as well.
(9/14/2018 9:22:29 AM)
*****SEE #10 ABOVE*****
(9/14/2018 9:37:03 AM)
I'm registered as a democrat
This is #3. Besides we should all be registered as Democrat, because in NYC the primary is usually rhe final election result.
(9/14/2018 1:42:50 PM)
# 15
registered Democrats found their names to be missing too........
(9/14/2018 1:55:19 PM)
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