HOCHUL WINS: New York projected to elect first woman governor, defeat Zeldin

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Multiple outlets have projected that Kathy Hochul has made history as the first woman to be elected governor of New York, winning a full term Tuesday night over GOP challenger Rep. Lee Zeldin, based on unofficial results from the state Board of Elections (BOE).

Hochul, the Democratic incumbent, defeated Zeldin – who represents much of Suffolk County in Congress. With 70% of the precincts reporting, Hochul has 55.77% of the vote (2,284,774) over Zeldin’s 43.34% (1,775,460). During Hochul’s victory speech at her Election Night watch party – held at the catering venue Capitale in Chinatown – she spoke to how she’d like to move the state forward in her first full term.

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