Democrat Kathy Hochul could beat Republican Lee Zeldin in the race to govern New York
Democrat Kathy Hochul will continue in her post as governor of New York after beating Republican Lee Zeldin in the midterm elections, according to NBC News projections.
The NBC News report reported 55% of the vote and the governor continued to lead the elections with 55%, after 2,037,173 voteswhile Zeldin reached 40.6% of the votes counted with 1,396,801.
The projected victory comes after expectations in recent polls, in which although Hochul reached a double-digit advantage, the representative Zeldin had an advantage that was reduced considerably.
Hochul took office after serving as Andrew Cuomo’s lieutenant governor in August 2021 following sex scandals involving the former governor.
As she began her term as governor, Hochul, who became the first woman to hold the position, vowed to “restore the faith of New Yorkers“Reviewed Telemundo 47.
He also emphasized his support for the right to abortion, as well as action against climate change. His criticism of Zeldin focused on his support for former President Donald Trump and his vote against certifying the results of the 2020 presidential election that gave Joe Biden the winner.
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