Who would have thought that New York City would become the political testing ground for national politics in post pandemic America?
In what the NYT calls “a stunning error,” the NYC Election Board included in its count 135,000 votes that did not actually exist. The mistake was described in a tweet as a “discrepancy.”
New York City is a presumed “bastion of 2020’s march to woke progressivism,” writes Daniel Henninger in “Wonderland” (WSJ).
A five-borough map of voting by neighborhood on primary day for the top three candidates shows that defund-the-police candidate Maya Wiley and the Bidenesque Kathryn Garcia got most of their votes from the upper-income areas of Manhattan and Brooklyn. Meanwhile, pro-cop candidate Eric Adams overwhelmingly won the crime-beset black and Hispanic neighborhoods of the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn and Harlem in northern Manhattan.
The vote count is a mess but so far Mr. Adams is first.
Who’d have thought New York City would become a testing ground for the national politics of post-pandemic America—divided between people living woke and everyone else determined to live inside reality.
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