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John Mollenkopf Discusses the NY Council Race

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Bronx Giant Ruben Diaz Sr. Faces “Grassroots” Challenger for Council Seat

The Village Voice, 7.20.17

But a win for Farias is still feasible, thanks to New York’s winner-take-all council races. “In a multi-candidate race, you only have to get one more vote than the next person,” says CUNY Graduate Center’s Center for Urban Research director John Mollenkopf. “So if ten thousand people vote and several other candidates siphon away two thousand, it will only take four-thousand-plus votes to win the nomination. If someone assiduously knocks on every door of voters likely to participate in Democratic primaries, they could attract this number of votes.”

Submitted on: SEP 11, 2017

Category: Center for Urban Research | GC Press Coverage