U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-Manhattan, Brooklyn) cruised to what looks like an easy victory last night, beating out challengers Lindsey Boylan and Jonathan Herzog.
According to the unofficial numbers, Nadler was able to secure 60.13 percent of the vote; Lindsey Boylan came in second with 24.43 percent, and Jonathan Herzog placed in a distant third with 12.15 percent.
Although the absentee ballots have yet to be counted, Nadler expressed confidence that they won’t change the result.
“The results tonight are clear,” Nadler said in a tweet. “Your confidence and support are the honor of a lifetime, and I could not be more proud to continue to represent you, and head to November as the Democratic nominee for New York’s 10th Congressional District.”
The two challengers both flanked Nadler to the left during their respective campaigns. Boylan set herself apart from the pack by refusing to take corporate PAC money, and pledged to stand up to establishment Democrats when need be. Meanwhile, Herzog, a self-proclaimed “Freedom Democrat”, ran on a platform of bold changes to the the status quo, including ranked-choice voting, Medicare for All, and public funding of elections.
In the end, though, New York voters gravitated towards the safer, more familiar option.
The race encountered a bit of a snag early on, as several voters reported that the candidates for NY-10 were missing from the ballots they received at polling sites.
According to Board of Elections Spokesperson Valerie Vasquez, there were some Manhattan poll workers who had forgotten to distribute the second page of ballots, which includes regional candidates. However, she assured NYCP that the issue was resolved by the early afternoon.
Nadler will be running against Republican nominee Cathy Bernstein this November.