The ‘Red Wave’ Hit Southern Brooklyn. Some Blame the County Democrats.
After the Brooklyn Democratic Party did almost nothing to mobilize voters, Republicans swept the borough’s southern points.
Sam Mellins · November 9, 2022
State Senate candidate Iwen Chu (right) and state Senator John Liu (center) talk to a voter on November 8, 2022. | Sam Mellins / New York Focus
Sam Mellins is senior reporter at New York Focus, which he has been a part of since launch day. His reporting… more
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