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Andrew Cuomo Sealed His Victory With One Last Power Move

The New York governor got the blowout he wanted against Cynthia Nixon. And when the results came in, neither he nor his campaign said a word about them.
Source: Mike Segar / Reuters

NEW YORK—The progressive insurgency that has toppled Democratic Party favorites in New York City’s outer boroughs, Boston, and Florida could not lay a finger on Andrew Cuomo.

The two-term New York governor easily dispatched an energetic challenge from the actress and activist Cynthia Nixon on Thursday night to win renomination to a third term. With more than three-quarters of the ballots counted, Cuomo had swamped Nixon by a nearly two-to-one margin. He was poised to win with an even larger percentage of the Democratic vote than he secured four years ago against a much lesser-known liberal rival, Zephyr Teachout.

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