The old Republican machine that seemed gone a few elections ago came back to life….
Looks like Republicans could squeak out a win for the County Executive and District Attorney office handily……
Bruce Blakeman has declared victory over Laura Curran for the Executive job….
(There are absentee ballots still be counted…Curran has not conceded)
Anne Donnelly beat Adam Kaminsky for the DA’s spot….
Don Clavin easily keeps his Job as the Town of Hempstead Supervisor ….
A New York City suburb of almost one and one half million people has a GOP history that was knocked out a few years ago when some of its leaders had legal troubles and lost their jobs…
But just recently several things had happened that have brought them back to power…
The county ‘s population IS changing as more people move from New York City there…
Few of them came out to vote it would seem this time….
Republicans have made in roads ton the Hispanic vote across the country….
As in other places?
With no Donald Trump making noise?
A Lot of Democrats stayed home it would seem….
Joe Biden’s lukewarm polling numbers add to the issue for Long Island Democrats….
Donald Trump, who grew up in nearby Queens NYC has support in the suburb and Democrats seem luckluster there…..
Curran will need to win the lion’s share of 30,000 to 40,000 uncounted mail-in balls to turn the tide.
Republican Elaine Phillips, a former state senator, also buried Democratic rival Ryan Cronin in the Nassau comptroller’s race, with 61 percent or 145,175 votes to 94,445 votes or 39 percent.
“It was not a particularly good night,” said Nassau County Democratic leader Jay Jacobs.
President Biden’s plummeting popularity and infighting among Democrats in charge of Congress over spending plans contributed to the onslaught. Democrats now have the burden of governing and can no longer invoke former President Donald Trump as the bogeyman.
“Donald Trump is no longer on the ballot,” said Lawrence Levy, dean of Hofstra University’s national center for suburban studies.
“This is a red tsunami. It’s a complete wipeout. This is a sharp repudiation of the Democratic Party.”…