Vote 2022: NYC midterm elections results recap
The votes are still being counted from Tuesday night’s midterm elections, including the mail-in ballots that take time to count.
One of the big races that has been called already is the race for governor. More than 90% of the votes have been reported so far and New Yorkers have elected Kathy Hochul to serve as the state’s first female governor.
She defeated Lee Zeldin in a tough race with 53% of the votes so far.
The race for a seat in congressional District 14 has been called as well — progressive incumbent Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez beat Throggs Neck business owner Tina Forte by a landslide with 71% of the votes.
In Assembly District 82 in the Bronx, Michael Benedetto is leading ahead of John Greaney Jr. Benedetto has been in office since 2005 and currently has more than 60% of the votes reported so far.
Congressional District 16 in the Bronx and Westchester was also a race to watch because newly drawn district lines from earlier this year reassigned some supporters of incumbent Jamaal Bowman to new districts.
Bowman managed to hold onto his seat with 91% of the votes reporting. He has won a second term over Scarsdale Mayor Mirriam Flisser.
Another race is for a seat in the state senate representing District 34.
The incumbent Nathalia Fernandez is ahead of conservative Samantha Zherka who was seen earlier this year protesting outside of city Councilmember Marjorie Velázquez’s office over rezoning plans in Throggs Neck.
All three ballot proposals also passed, including one that would would create an office of racial equity and require a citywide racial equity plan every two years.