NY Gov. Cuomo Defeats Progressive Challenger Cynthia Nixon in Primary

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Posted: Sep 13, 2018 10:30 PM
NY Gov. Cuomo Defeats Progressive Challenger Cynthia Nixon in Primary

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo easily won the Democratic primary race against “Sex and the City” actress and progressive activist Cynthia Nixon Thursday and is headed to his third term as the state’s governor.

He won the race with 65.9 percent of the vote, according to The Associated Press after 24 percent of precincts had reported. Nixon ended up with 34.1 percent of the vote. AP called the race for Cuomo at 9:30pm Thursday.

Cynthia Nixon’s campaign reportedly complained about the high voter turnout which they blamed on Cuomo’s spending on campaign ads as well as anti-Trump sentiment.

Cuomo will face Republican Marc Molinaro in November. He may also face Nixon again as she won the Working Families Party nomination, meaning she could still appear on the ballot in November.