New York City Mayoral Election 2021: Will a Republican win this Election?

New York City Mayoral Election 2021: Will a Republican win this Election?
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New York city will soon vote for election of New Mayor for the city. The latest New York City Mayoral Election 2021 opinion poll show Andrew Yang to be ahead among the Democratic candidates.

After the November 2020 US Election, US city of New York prepares itself for next electoral battle, the New York City Mayoral Election 2021. The current mayor of New York Bill de Blasio is barred from contesting the upcoming election as he has already completed his two terms.

The election to elect the new mayor of New York will be held on 2nd November, 2021 and the primaries for both Democrats and Republicans will be on June 2nd 2021. The primaries will be the first New York City mayoral election primaries to use ranked-choice voting.

Ranked Choice voting is used when there are more than two candidates. Instead of voting for one single candidate, the voters can rank the candidates as per their preference. If a candidate has more than half of the vote based on first-choices, that candidate wins. If not, then the candidate with the fewest votes is eliminated. The votes of the defeated candidates is then added to the total votes of their next choice. Process continues until  a candidate has more than half of the votes.

New York City Mayoral Election 2021: Important Dates

New York City Mayoral General Election Date: November 2nd 2021

Deadline to register to Vote: May 28, 2021

Early Voting: June 12, 2021

Deadline to request for absentee ballot: June 15, 2021

Primary Date: June 22nd 2021

New York City Mayoral Election 2021: Latest News

Fox News:  American activist, founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Guardian Angels, radio talk show host and politician, Curtis Silwa told American Newsroom that a Republican can become a NY City Mayor this time. It must be noted that Silwa is himself running for the New York City mayoral post and is hoping to become the first Republican Mayor of New York after 16 years.

Los Vegas Review Journal: Donald Trump may announce himself in race for New York Mayoral election. In October 2021, Donald Trump squashed speculation that his son Donald Trump Jr. would run for mayor of New York City in 2021. According to Betfair sportsbook in the United Kingdom, Trump’s odds at becoming NYC mayor is 100-1.

Bloomberg: In a boost for her New York Mayoral election race, influential Health Care Union endorses Maya Wiley. The labor organization, 1199SEIU is the largest U.S. health-care union, with about half of its national membership of more than 400,000 people located in the city and Long Island.

The New York City residents have until 12th February to get themselves registered for to vote for its Mayor’s election. As per the rules, the voters are to be a Democrat to vote in the Democratic primaries, a Republican to vote for GOP candidates, and so on. You can find the site nearest you at Link. You can check your current party registration at Link.

Andrew Yang one of the candidate for upcoming NY City Mayoral election said that he has hit the donation requirements. On Sunday via his Twitter account, Yang Sunday tweet announced that his campaign had passed the threshold of receiving $250,000 from at least 1,000 donors in the city.

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Thank you to everyone who helped make this happen – the fastest campaign to hit the matching threshold with the most grassroots donors! Every small donation from NYCers now gets matched 8 to 1! We are on our way. 😀🚀🗽https://t.co/aJH8sQFZOv https://t.co/ZKTVLtoc8u

In 2019, Andrew Yang was accused of gender discrimination and it was Sasha Neha Ahuja who found it to be credible. Yang was accused of gender discrimination after he fired Kimberly Watkins, one of his former employees at the test-prep company. He was accused that he fired her after she got married because he thought she would not want to work as hard. Now in run up for NY City Mayoral election, Yang named Ms. Ahuja as the co-manager of his campaign for New York City mayor.

Maya Willey had a Zoom call on Friday, 12th February where she organised a virtual breakfast meetings between the city’s business, nonprofit, public sector leaders, and the candidates in the 2021 race for mayor.

New York City Mayoral Election 2021: Who are the Candidates for Upcoming Election

New York is a city with 8.4 million population and it is the largest city in United State. This year for the Mayoral election there are around 2 dozens of candidates running. Here are the list of candidates running for upcoming New York Mayoral election from both Democrats and Republican.

New York City Mayoral Election 2021: Democratic Candidate

1 Eric Adams

60-years old Eric Adams is former New York City police officer and is currently Brooklyn borough president. He has a deep ties in city and experience in government.

2. Maya Wiley

Maya Wiley is former counsel to current Mayor Bill de Blasio and former chairwoman of the Civilian Complaint Review Board. She has also worked as an analyst in MSNBC.

3. Shaun Donovan

Shaun  Donovan is a veteran of the Obama administration and the Bloomberg administration in New York City. He was also former White House budget director.

4. Kathryn Garcia

Kathryn Garcia is former New York City sanitation commissioner. She is running as an experienced manager who can lead the city during a crisis.

5. Raymond J. McGuire

64-year Raymond J McGuire is a former vice chairman at Citigroup.

6. Carlos Menchaca

Menchaca is a progressive councilman who helped defeat a rezoning proposal to expand the Industry City complex in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.

7. Dianne Morales

Dianne Morales, a former non-profit executive is running her campaign focused on improving the lives of poor and working class of New York residents.

8. Scott M. Stringer 

The 60-year old Scott M. Stringer  is New York City comptroller and former Manhattan borough president. He has worked in government for years and has suggested that his brand of being a capable, experienced manager is what New York needs.

9. Loree Sutton

Loree Sutton is Retired Army brigadier general and former head of the city’s Department of Veterans’ Services. She is centrist and has never ran for office before.

10. Andrew Yang

Andrew Yang is former presidential candidate and former nonprofit executive. During his presidential election run he had proposed for universal basic income for all. He wants to do the same in New York too by giving $2000 each to around 500,000 low income New Yorkers.

New York City Mayoral Election 2021: Republican Candidate

1 Fernando Mateo

Restaurant operator and former leader of a trade group for cabdrivers, Fernando Mateo was born in Dominican Republic and has good ties with city’s Latino community.

2. Sara Tirschwell 

55-years old Sara Tirschwell  is former Wall Street executive. She is running as a moderate and believes Democrats have moved too far to the left. 

3. William Pepitone

William Pepitone is former New York City Police. He is a nephew of Joe Pepitone who is an ex-New York Yankee.

New York City Mayoral Election 2021: Who is ahead among the Democrats?

With more than dozens of candidates, the race to win the candidature of Democratic candidate has become interesting.

In recent opinion poll conducted by Core Decision Analytics between 20th to 25th January 2021 show Andrew Yang to be ahead in the race. As per the polls, follow candidates are currently ahead in Democratic race:

Andrew Yang: 28%

Eric Adams: 17%

Scott Stringer: 13%

Maya Wiley: 8%

On 1st February, first 2021 New York City mayoral election Democratic primary debates took place. These candidates were part of the debate:

New York City Mayoral Election 2021
Source: Wikipedia

There are couple of months when New York City residents elects new mayor for their city. However, one should remember New York is the worst hit city by the Coronavirus pandemic. The city residents will expect their upcoming to devise ways to keep the city safe or minimize the dangers from any sort of natural calamities in future.

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