Nov 7, 2017

De Blasio sails to second term as NYC mayor

De Blasio flashes a thumbs up after casting his vote in Brooklyn. Photo: Richard Drew / AP

New York City's mayor, Democrat Bill de Blasio, was elected to a second term Tuesday, beating Republican opponent Nicole Malliotakis after leading her by over 40 points in recent polls.

Big-name Democrats Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren campaigned and fundraised for De Blasio, but he was almost guaranteed to keep his seat in a city where Democrats outnumber Republicans nearly 7 to 1.

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