Message from Mona Davids, Founder and Publisher of LittleAfrica News on the Results of the 2022 General Elections
Kathy Hochul made history last week becoming New York’s first woman governor. Hochul narrowly beat Republican Lee Zeldin in New York where registered Democrats outnumber Republicans 2-1.
Last week’s elections had the lowest voter turnout compared to previous elections for Governor. Even in Erie County in Western New York, Hochul’s home county, voter turnout was low. Upstate, where Hochul is from, had lower voter turnout than previous state and midterm elections.
Voter turnout surged in counties Zeldin won and declined in counties Hochul won. New York City had the biggest decline in voter turnout in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Staten Island, the only “Republican borough” in New York City, increased voter turnout.
Republicans won congressional seats including Lt. Governor Delgado’s former house seat. They beat DCCC Chair Sean Patrick Maloney and won every house seat on Long Island.
On Staten Island, Republican Sam Pirozzolo won and flipped an always held Democrat seat Red. In Brooklyn, incumbent Assemblymembers lost to Republicans. Hochul has made history as the first governor with no mandate who cost Democrats seats in the state legislature and nationally may cost Democrats their house majority.
Democrats can only hope that she learns to listen to New Yorkers who are concerned about crime, inflation, education, public safety, school safety, and high taxes – otherwise she will be a one-term governor
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