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Political expert weighs in on NY primary races

Posted at 6:41 PM, Jun 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-23 18:41:14-04

Political columnist, media strategist and podcast host Danielle Moodie weighed in on the primary day races in New York.

On the way coronavirus impacted voter turnout:

"I think that a lot of folks have one the mail-in ballots," she said.

According to elections officials, about 1.8 million people requested absentee ballots by mid-June

On the grassroots campaigns of Jamaal Bowman and Mondaire Jones:

She said both of them have good chances, especially considering the surge of progressive politics in New York.

"People want progressiveism, they want change and I think we have a lot of names on the ballot that represent that," she said.

One Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez' race against Michelle Caruso-Cabrera:

She called the race an opportunity for AOC to "show her staying power."

"This is the first contest that she's going to be up against as an incumbent," Moodie said. "I think that she has shown us, on the world stage, on the country stage, that she is about her business and can handle a lot that is being thrown at her."

For more, watch the video above.