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AP declares Goldman winner over Niou in NY Congressional race

By Randall Yip, AsAmNews Executive Editor

The Associated Press early this morning declared Dan Goldman the winner of the hotly contested 10th Congressional District race over Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou in New York City.

With absentee ballots still to be counted, Goldman received 16,686 votes to Niou’s 15,380. That’s a two-percent margin, 25.63 % to 23.62 %.

Goldman declared victory, but Niou has yet to concede.

Mondaire L. Jones sits in third place with 11,777 votes or 18.09%.

Carlina Rivera is right behind winning 10,985 votes or 16.87%.

NY State Senator John Liu, and a Niou supporter, told AsAmNews it’s possible Niou could request a recount.

There’s also speculation Niou could run in the general election on the Working Families Party ticket.

RELATED: AsAmNews coverage of Yuh-Line Niou on election night

Dozens of supporters attended an election night party in Brooklyn Heights. They appeared both upbeat and tense as the results came in. Many expressed pride that Niou exceeded expectations and ran a strong campaign against Goldman, heir to the Levi Strauss company who spent $4 million of his own money on his campaign.

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“Today we showed them that betting on people is always the right choice,” Niou told her supporters Tuesday night. “We will not concede until we count every vote. … We showed we can fight and win back our democracy.”

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