De Blasio Wins Second Term As New York Mayor


New York Mayor Bill de Blasio easily won a second term on Tuesday, handily defeating Republican Nicole Malliotakis, a member of the state assembly, and a smattering of independent and third-party candidates.

His victory Tuesday made de Blasio the first Democrat since Ed Koch to be returned to City Hall for a second term.

De Blasio told voters that the city was nearly halfway to his goal of building 200,000 new units of affordable housing by 2026, then increased that promise by a third. He challenged critics who had warned incorrectly that ending the “stop and frisk” policing policy, criticized for disproportionately affecting black New Yorkers, would lead to more crime.

“If you don’t like what you see in Washington, send a message to Washington with your vote on Tuesday,” de Blasio told a Brooklyn church congregation at one of his last campaign stops.

Progressives, hungry for wins this year, celebrated the de Blasio victory as one of their own. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., endorsed the mayor and stumped with him in the final week to support the idea of a new tax on the very wealthy.

Trump, a New York City voter, cast an absentee ballot before heading on a 12-day tour of Asia. The White House did not say whom he voted for.

(c) 2017, The Washington Post · David Weigel 



  1. New York Liberals are really STUPID. You know who this guy with a phony name is. You know what he stands for. You know that his positions on every issue is opposite the frum community. Yet you still vote for him. You will now get what you deserve. Walter Wilhelm III and his toevah agenda. Idiots.

    • Because the Republican party in NYC is D E A D! Doesn’t exist. There is zero opposition. We have a one party system in this demented city. The Democrats who are a 6-1 majority will ALWAYS circle the wagons for whichever Democrat is in power. ALWAYS! Doesn’t matter how corrupt or incompetent that person is. Any perceived lack of support will be immediately accused of supporting those evil white bigoted racist chauvinistic Republican males. At least we have term limits here, so we get to get a new corrupt ruler every 8 years. God help us.

  2. This isn’t simply a party affiliation issue. It’s about this particular individual, who proved his utter lack of intelligence and gross ineptitude over four long years. If this nincompoop is the best that the Democrats could come up with, AND the one chosen by the voters, it perfectly well summarizes both the state of affairs in the DNC and the intelligence of the New Yorkers.

  3. Commish, I don’t think a single frum Yid voted for him. He’s a bad mayor at best, besides lazy and stupid. But he had all the blacks lekavod his aishess chayil and all the liberals! Story is over! The taxes he’s caused to be raised never dawned on them. His ineptitude can’t be described in words! New Yorkers are stuck!

  4. Zalman of Somerset -give me a break- there were pictures of DeBlassio with a bunch of frum guys kissing up to him in at least one of the frum papers. I’m sure frum people voted for him. He is a communist- and as long as he continues giving handouts he will be vote him in.


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