Melinda Katz Declared Winner of Queens DA Race, But Insurgent Tiffany Cabán Says “It’s Not Over”

HeadlineJul 31, 2019

In New York City, the Board of Elections certified Queens Borough President Melinda Katz as the winner of the Queens district attorney Democratic primary following a paper ballot recount. But the fight isn’t over, as her opponent, Tiffany Cabán, filed a lawsuit challenging the results. Cabán, a 31-year-old public defender and Democratic Socialist backed by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders, originally declared victory on election night, as early results put her ahead of Katz by around 1,000 votes. Now just 60 votes separate the two. Cabán’s campaign says around 100 ballots were improperly dismissed during the count.

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