You may have heard that a NYC Council seat in Queens was open and that Bernie had endorsed one of the 7 candidates. Five out of the seven candidates were South Asian American. One was Black and one was white.
The white guy had held the seat before and was running to regain it. His name is Jim Gennaro
Bernie’s candidate is Moumita. Here’s how it went:
I know the type is small but maybe you can see that Jim Gennaro ran away with the race. They won’t need our new ranked voting system this time as over 50% gives you a first round win.
Moumita came in second with about 16% of the vote.
This is how an AOC type effort was defeated in NYC on Tuesday.
I should mention that this flood the field tactic failed miserably against Jumaane Williams who was a very well known and popular candidate. The DNC tried it again against Ritchie Torres and it failed. Third time lucky, I guess.