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A new mayor for the city that never votes

By Annalies Winny  

“The people of this city have chosen a progressive path, and tonight we set forth on it, together, as one city,” announced Bill de Blasio in his mayoral acceptance speech last night at Brooklyn’s Park Slope Armory.

He continued with the obligatory Spanish translation: “…Pero, una cosa es clara: la gente de esta ciudad ha elegido el camino progresista, y esta noche empezámos a caminar, juntos, como una sola ciudad.”

De Blasio, crossing all the usual barriers of education, race, and income, united 73 per cent of a tribal voting…

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