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NY16 Primary Results: Challenger Latimer Defeats Jew-Hater Jamaal Bowman

Posted on | June 25, 2024 | 3 Comments

Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-Gaza)

9 p.m. ET: Polls just closed in New York, where the Democratic primary in the 16th congressional district pits deranged Jew-hater Jamaal Bowman against a slightly less crazy challenger, George Latimer.

9:15 p.m. ET: Seriously, polls in New York are open from 6 a.m. until 9 p.m. — 15 hours on Election Day, and never mind the “early voting” and mail-ins. When I was a young man in Georgia, there was no “early voting,” you had to go to the courthouse and fill out a sworn affidavit to obtain an absentee ballot, and polls were only open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. According to 21st-century Democrats, this means my civil rights were violated. I was a victim of “voter suppression.” But those were just the rules, the way elections had always been held, and nobody thought anything was wrong with it, because Democrats had not yet become so desperate to win “swing” states, and this partisan desperation is the sole inspiration for claims of “voter suppression,” which in turn led to this newfangled early-voting/mail-in voting stuff, as well as the extension of Election Day voting hours, as if 12 hours of voting was not enough.

UPDATE 9:20 p.m. ET: With 31% reporting:

George Latimer ………… 16,181 (58.1%)
Jamaal Bowman ………. 11.670 (41.9%)

UPDATE 9:30 p.m. ET: Will tonight’s results feature any midnight “surprise” discoveries of batches of previously uncounted mail-in ballots or other such shenanigans? Probably not. It’s a Democratic primary in a deep-blue district and, while Democrats are not averse to cheating each other in primaries, they always save their most blatantly illegal shenanigans for “swing states” in presidential years.

UPDATE 9:40 p.m. ET: With 46% reporting:

George Latimer ………… 22,823 (54.9%)
Jamaal Bowman ………. 18,739 (45.1%)

And NBC News just projected Latimer to win this one.

UPDATE 9:45 p.m. ET: That didn’t take long, did it? How is it that, whenever we have a presidential election, they’re still counting votes past midnight in Democrat-controlled urban counties in “swing” states, yet even in the most contentious Democratic congressional primary campaign in history — more than $23 million spent on ads — they somehow get a result within an hour of polls closing?

UPDATE 10 p.m. ET: NBC News reports:

Progressive Rep. Jamaal Bowman, D-N.Y., lost his primary Tuesday to a moderate challenger who was backed by pro-Israel groups, NBC News projected, following a bitter and expensive race that exposed the party’s divisions.
The race in New York’s 16th District between Bowman and Westchester County executive George Latimer drew more ad spending — $25 million, according to the ad tracking firm AdImpact — than any House primary in history. Nearly $15 million of that spending came from the United Democracy Project, a super PAC linked to the powerful pro-Israel lobby American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), which backed Latimer.
The 48-year-old Bowman, one of Congress’ fiercest critics of Israel, is the first incumbent Democratic lawmaker to lose a primary this election cycle and the first member of the so-called “squad” of progressive lawmakers of color to be ousted from power since the group formed after the 2018 elections. Other squad members, including Reps. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., and Summer Lee, D-Pa., have been targeted, but survived primary challenges.
A former Bronx middle school principal, Bowman stormed Washington after unseating 16-term Rep. Eliot Engel, then the chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and one of the most powerful Jewish lawmakers in Congress, in 2020.
Latimer, 70, has been involved in local and state politics for more than 35 years. He first won election in New York to the Rye City Council in 1987, and would go on to win seats in the Westchester County Board of Legislators, and New York state Assembly and Senate.

One group spending $15 million in a congressional primary? Wow. I guess they were trying to send a message.


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