UPDATED: Democrats sweep midterms, officials call governor’s race


This story was last updated at 11:38 a.m. on Nov. 9. Polls in New York City closed at 9 p.m. on Nov. 8.

Results from the midterm elections are showing big wins for Democrats in city and statewide races Wednesday morning. 

Multiple contests were called yesterday — including those of U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer, U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, New York State Attorney General Letitia James, Bronx 80th District Assemblymember John Zaccaro Jr., and 83rd Assemblymember Carl Heastie, to name just a few.

One of the races the Associated Press waited to call until late was the New York gubernatorial bid — with incumbent Kathy Hochul only just ahead of challenger Lee Zeldin close to 11 p.m., according to preliminary data from the New York State Board of Elections.

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