At A Glance
- Bay Ridge was won by Eric Ulrich, but that’s not the whole story. He only took 34% of the vote, worse than any other Republican in the past 3 years.
- The low-turnout election provides lots of opportunities for analyzing the base of each local political party, and how they have shifted over time.
- Ulrich fits into a trend of declining prospects for Republicans in Southern Brooklyn.
Welcome to our analysis of the 2019 Public Advocate Special Election!
Why dig so deep into such a small, low-turnout election? Because honestly, it reveals information that has nothing to do with the Public Advocate race. Join us as we use the results to analyze both the Democratic and Republican party, and make some predictions about overall enrollment and the political climate of Bay Ridge moving into the future.Continue reading “Analysis: The 2019 Public Advocate Special Election in Bay Ridge”