A week after close midterm elections, Chu, Chang and Brook-Krasny declare victory in southern Brooklyn races


Just over a week after the midterm elections left several too-close-to-call races in limbo in southern Brooklyn, the winners have been declared in all but one contentious contest. 

Hours after the polls closed on Nov. 8, it became clear that a “Red Wave” had swept through the southern part of the borough, unseating at least one longtime Democratic state Assemblymember and leaving the political futures of two others in jeopardy. Republican candidates Alec Brook-Krasny and Lester Chang were leading in Assembly districts 46 and 49, and Iwen Chu, the Democratic candidate in state Senate District 17, had a lead of just 215 votes.