November 7, 2017
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is projected to win his reelection bid.
The incumbent mayor was expected to beat republican state Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis in the left-leaning state.
De Blasio’s time as mayor has been filled with public squabbles with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, and investigations into “pay-to-play” allegations over his campaign finance practices.
As people voted, protesters also gathered outside of polling places, calling out De Blasio for not following through on a campaign promise to shut down Rikers Island prison.