U.S. Rep. Max Rose (D-Southern Brooklyn, Staten Island) today conceded the election and called his Republican opponent Congresswoman-elect Nicole Malliotakis to congratulate her.The concession comes as Rose lost the recent election by more than 37,000 votes and there have been only 33,158 retired mail-in ballots according to the unofficial NYC Board of Election tally
“As we continue to count every ballot and are on track to dramatically narrow the gap by tens of thousands of votes to a 4-5 point margin, it is now clear that we will fall short of 50.1%. I have called to congratulate Congresswoman-elect Malliotakis on her win and concede the race. I promise every resident of the 11th Congressional District that we will ensure a smooth transition,” said Rose.
“Our city, and our country, stand at a crossroads. Far too many Americans feel unseen, unheard or even betrayed by those entrusted with leading us through these difficult times. All of us in public life have a responsibility to try to heal the divisions and restore faith and trust in each other. I know that we can summon that spirit because we’ve done it before,” he added.
Malliotakis confirmed she received a telephone call from Rose conceding the election.
“I am currently in Washington, D.C., joining new members of both parties for orientation. I want to thank everyone who made this hard-fought victory a reality. I also want all constituents of the 11th Congressional District to know that I will continue my fight for safe streets, to rein in taxes, rebuild our economy and to preserve the American Dream against the crawl of socialism for future generations,” said Malliotakis.
“Just like we recovered and rebuilt following Hurricane Sandy, we will overcome the COVID-19 pandemic and make Staten Island and Brooklyn safer, stronger and more resilient. Rest assured I will be a fighter for the principles I espoused on the campaign trail and the issues that benefit my constituents,” she added.