Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sees herself as a political powerhouse. This, despite having won her congressional seat by only approximately four thousand votes, in a contest where only 11% of eligible Democrats bothered to vote.

So it must come as a shock to her that backing Tiffany Caban, a Democrat Socialist, did little in the primary race for Queens District Attorney, as Melinda Katz, after a vote recount, has now been declared the winner.

Caban’s platform would have been a disaster for the NYC borough of Queens; She called for the closing of Rikers Island, with no plan for other space to house prisoners.

And, as reported in the NY Post, she wanted to end cash bail entirely, seek shorter sentences for violent felons, and “prosecute less” by refusing to pursue charges for things like recreational drug use, prostitution and any other law she deemed “racist.”

Via NY Post.

Katz is back!

The New York City Board of Elections declared Monday that Queens Borough President Melinda Katz narrowly topped her Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez-backed challenger Tiffany Cabán in the Democratic primary to become the county’s next district attorney by a margin of just 60 votes.

But the fight for the party’s nomination will continue Wednesday in Queens Supreme Court, where lefty runner-up, public defender Tiffany Cabán, plans to argue the BOE improperly excluded hundreds of ballots that could once again tip the scales in her favor.

“The parties — that were the subject of the litigation that’s coming up — were given full, fair, open and transparent access to every step of these proceedings,” said Board of Elections executive director Michael Ryan. “At the conclusion, the faith of the public will rest easy.”….

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  1. Vintageport says:

    Looks like AOC is trying to take the title of “King Midas in Reverse” from Barry Soetoro. It was a good long run for him, but all bad things come to an end eventually.

  2. PeteRFNY says:

    Why was the vote even THAT close with a candidate that has that radical of a platform…? I don’t know what is happening in NYC but it smells almost as bad as the stretch of 41st Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue.

    • Shifra says:

      One of those 60 votes was mine; for some reason I cannot explain, I am registered as a Democrat, so I took advantage of this and voted for Katz. Another contender, Rory Lancman, dropped out of the race one week before the primary, because he didn’t think he would win, and wanted to make sure Caban was defeated. But I saw Lancman’s name on the ballot, and turns out he got over one thousand votes. Had he not been on the ballot, Katz would have won by a comfortable margin.

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