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


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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