On a night that was devastating for Democrats in several regions in terms of political election results, Eric Adams’ victory in New York City to become the next mayor may be one bright light from a night that will otherwise be forgettable for Democrats.
In decisive fashion, Eric Adams defeated his opponent Curtis Sliwa and was projected to win very early in the evening. He managed to win in the primary and now he has managed to win the general election.
Many of his fellow Democrats did not win on the same night, including Terry McAuliffe in Virginia. The strong night for Republicans was not enough to swing New York City, which is obviously clear at this point with Eric Adams’ victory.
Adams exceeded 60% of the vote for most of the night as the ballots were counted while his opponent only received about 30% of the vote. Write-in candidates and third-party candidates received the remaining percentage of votes.
Mayor Bill de Blasio congratulated Adams on his victory and the transition will begin soon as Eric Adams prepares to take over as the next mayor of New York City. It may have been a shocking night that seemed dismal for Democrats, but Eric Adams managed to avoid a similar fate by securing an expected victory to become the next mayor of New York City.