Alice Cancel wins Assembly seat

Alice Cancel
Alice Cancel

Alice Cancel won 39.2% of the vote in yesterday’s special election for Sheldon Silver’s NYS Assembly seat, enough to put her on top and give her the seat at least through the end of 2016.

Despite raising much more money and attracting establishment endorsements from Democratic elected officials, traditional Democratic unions, and the New York Times, Yuh-Line Niou, on the Working Families Party line, won only 33.6%. Republican Lester Chang won 18.9%; Green Party candidate Dennis Levy won 3.6%.

AD65 results
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Meanwhile, in the presidential primary, the state’s winners (Clinton and Trump) also prevailed at East River Coop:

Democratic results

 ClintonSandersClinton %
Bldg 1 / ED 4420114558%
Bldg 2 / ED 4520413560%
Bldg 3 / ED 4714810259%
Bldg 4 / ED 461469860%

Republican results

 TrumpKasichCruzTrump %
Bldg 1 / ED 44214181%
Bldg 2 / ED 45154179%
Bldg 3 / ED 4736325%
Bldg 4 / ED 46136262%