As of 9 PM last night, bagging a total of 29 electoral votes from the state of New York, the Associated Press, NBC, and CNN have projected that Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden won the state of New York in the General Election.
Calling the presidential race in New York in favor of the Democratic candidate, major media houses have projected an easy win for Biden as he captured 9 electoral votes for his White House bid. This being said, the final results of the race will likely not be known for days, especially since more than 2.5 million New Yorkers requested mail-in ballots for the November races, skipping the polls and potential exposure to the coronavirus as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to surge. By state law, absentee ballots cannot be counted until after Election Day.
Connecticut and New Jersey
In another Associated Press projection, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden dominated President Trump in Connecticut on Tuesday. The AP call came shortly after the polls closed at 8 p.m. across the state.
The former vice president also claimed New Jersey in the official AP projection.
Meanwhile, The New York City Police Department is bracing to work “long hours” in the event of potential unrest from small “core groups” of agitators following Election Day. Security outside the Trump Towers has been tightened to avoid any activities by miscreants, and as of late last night, protesters started taking to the streets.
Warning demonstrators of a harsh consequence, Chief of Department Terence Monahan said, “The NYPD, as always, will facilitate any possible peaceful protest. But my message to anyone who wants to cause violence and destruction is, ‘Don’t even try it. We know who you are and you will be arrested.” The officer also urged peaceful protesters to keep separate from any agitators, and asked them not to “provide protection for those who want to cause mayhem.”