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Haitian American Candidates and Allies in New York Win Big in Midterm Elections, With One Race Too Close to Call – Haitian Times

The Haitian Times
Bridging the gap
Haitian American candidates and those representing large swaths of Haitian constituents took home victories in the midterm elections for the most part as results trickled in past midnight.
Two officials, Assembly members Rodneyse Bichotte and Clyde Vanel, ran uncontested, taking more than 80% of the vote; while Brooklyn Assemblymember Mathylde Frontus’ race is still too close to call. Her opponent was leading with a little over 700 votes at the time of this writing. 
“When we say count every vote. We mean it literally,” Frontus posted on Twitter. “For those asking: election night Nov. 2020, my Republican opponent was ahead by 2,822 votes with 99% of the scanned votes counted according to an unofficial count on BOE website. As of this morning, my current opponent is ahead by 797 votes with 94.96% of scanners reported.”
Take a look below for a round-up of results in key races:
Incumbent: Congressmember Yvette D. Clarke, Democrat
Challenger:  Menachem M. Raitport, Republican 
Results: Clarke wins with roughly 60% of the vote.
Incumbent: Senator Kevin Parker, Democrat
Challenger: David Alexis, Republican 
Results: Parker wins with roughly 66% of the vote.
Incumbent: Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte, Democrat
Challenger: Not applicable  
Results: Bichotte wins uncontested with 81% of the vote 

Incumbent: Assemblymember Kimberly Jean-Pierre
Challenger: Christopher Sperber 
Results: Jean-Pierre wins with roughly 48% of the vote.
Incumbent: Assemblymember Michaelle C. Solages, Democrat
Challenger: Cara J. Castronuova, Republican 
Results: Solages wins with roughly 54% of the vote.

Incumbent: Assemblymember Mathylde Frontus, Democrat
Challenger: Alec Brook-Krasny, Republican
Results: Alec Brook-Krasny projected to win with about 45% of the vote.
Incumbent: Assemblymember Clyde Vanel, Democrat
Challenger: Not applicable 
Results: Vanel wins uncontested with roughly 84% of the vote

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