Miranda Hobbes Won’t Be The Next Governor Of New York

September 14, 2018 / Posted by:

This is one of those times where I wish I had access to a time machine so I could go back and warn Michael K that he might want to get out an iron to press and starch his best mourning veil. Because the dream of seeing Christine “Rojo Caliente” Marinoni working a First Lady wave from a victory parade float has died, at least for right now. Six months after Cynthia Nixon announced she was running for governor of New York, she lost in the Democratic primary to incumbent Andrew Cuomo. I guess the threat of one of Cardi B’s flying shoes just wasn’t enough.

After running a campaign on weed legalization and fixing the subway, Cynthia conceded just after 10:30pm, at which point Andrew Cuomo was leading about 2 votes to 1. After calling it last night, Cynthia gave a concession speech on Twitter.

Andrew Cuomo was leading in the polls, so a win for Cynthia was a bit of a shot in the dark. But she still had better odds than Sex and the City 3 does of getting made, which is something Cynthia should be immensely proud of.

Of course, now is the time when people try to figure out why Cynthia didn’t win. Cynthia has her own theory. According to The Hill, Cynthia’s team sent a memo to reporters as the polls were closing, in which they blamed  Cuomo campaign’s “unconscionable influx in spending.” One example cited was Cuomo’s donations to the Democratic party, which sent mailers critical of Cynthia’s campaign to voters across the state. Her team then concluded that that kind of spending resulted in an extremely-high voter turnout for Cuomo’s side.

The memo also blamed New York’s election laws for low voter turnout on her end. She claimed that in neighborhoods and counties where she was doing well, like in upstate New York, their polling stations were only open for a few hours or at weird times. Conversely, the memo argued that areas in which Cuomo was polling high had polling stations that were open before work and for a long time. Newsweek points out that Cynthia’s campaign memo contrasts pretty heavily against her hopeful and positive tweets that she sent out after the race was called.

It’s not known if Cynthia will run again or for another position, but if she does, maybe she shouldn’t be so bothered about getting corporate donations. And she also shouldn’t be afraid of attacking her opponent in the name of politics. Just put her good friend Sarah Jessica Parker to work; I hear she’s good at playing dirty.

Pic: Wenn.com

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