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Orthodox Jewish voters demonstrate their importance by defeating several Democrats

By 11/14/2022 1:30 PMNo CommentsBy YidInfo Staff

Lee Zeldin’s support among Jews significantly impacted other races in the state, even though he lost the election.

Several Republican candidates, particularly in orthodox Jewish neighborhoods, defeated prominent Democrats.

As the race for the majority in the House of Representatives heats up, Mike Lawler’s surprising surprise victory in Rockland may give the Republicans the upper hand.

It seems that Republicans pulled off a string of surprise upsets thanks to the emotional support for Zeldin from traditional leaders, which resulted in a massive turnout.

New York politicians have courted longtime Orthodox Jewish voters in Brooklyn, Orange, and Rockland counties.

The neighborhood showed its fortitude on Tuesday.

Jews played a significant role in the loss of Democrats in Brooklyn and the Hudson Valley, including longtime Assemblymen Steven Cymbrowitz and Peter Abbate.

After supporting Zeldin, Jews supported GOP candidates further down the ballot.

David Lobl, formerly the governor of New York’s chief Jewish affairs liaison, told NY1 News, “I think there was a lot of that.”

People chose Zeldin as an outlet for their resentment and moved down the ballot.

Jewish communities in the Hudson Valley may have made a difference in Sean Patrick Maloney’s surprising defeat in the DCCC chairman race. Maloney’s opponent, Lawler, visited the community alongside Zeldin.

Elijah Reichlin-Melnick, state senator from Rockland County, and Steven Cymbrowitz and Peter Abbate, longtime members of the Brooklyn Assembly, may have also fallen due to the Jewish vote.
Lester Chang, Republican who defeated Abbate, described the Orthodox community as “mad and enraged” at the state’s attempts to run the yeshiva by standards.
On Tuesday, the neighborhood came out in force, with participation rates in some parts of Borough Park exceeding 50%.
Democratic incumbent Abbate Jr., whose district encompasses Bensonhurst and Borough Park, looked to lose by around 600 votes.
Cymbrowitz, who was first elected in 2000, lost more than 4,000 votes to Republican Michael Novakhov in district encompassing Brighton Beach in southern Brooklyn.

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