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.