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Analyzing the Primary Election

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

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Voter cards for primary election 2013. Voter cards for primary election 2013. (Stephen Nessen/WNYC)

It was quite a primary election. The powerful City Council speaker who led the mayoral race for much of the summer came in a distant third. Three famous -- and famously disgraced -- politicians begging for a second chance were defeated. And a Brooklyn liberal skyrocketed out of nowhere to grab 40 percent of Democrats' votes for mayor.

WNYC's Metro editor Andrea Bernstein and Data News editor John Keefe discussed the results and looked ahead to the general election on All Things Considered.

Click on the audio above for the full interview.

You can view all the results on our primary results map.

Guests:

Andrea Bernstein and John Keefe

Hosted by:

Amy Eddings

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Comments [1]

Scott K from Brooklyn

Here's a story for you. New York ignores the editorial endorsements of New York Post, NY Daily News AND New York Times. It was interesting that they all backed Quinn. Honestly, I haven't read the editorials. But here's what I want to know.

Did they back her for the same reasons, different reasons, etc.?
Why were they so out of touch with the voters?

Talk to non-partisan experts, get comments from the editorial boards, and gives us the goods.

And a big thanks to NPR for not taking sides.

Sep. 12 2013 01:11 AM

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