Brooklyn Goes for Clinton, New York’s Trump Shocks World With Unexpected Victory

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    Mostly left-leaning Brooklyn voted for Clinton, with long lines at polls and excitement in the morning giving way to shock later in the day Tuesday as state after state turned out for Trump.

    When New York City’s own Donald Trump became the president-elect of the United States early Wednesday morning, it defied nearly all conventional wisdom and polling, and stunned the nation and world, even his own supporters.

    Trump defeated Clinton with relative ease, with a concession on the Democratic side coming around 2 a.m. Eastern time. Clinton did manage to hold the vote in New York City, and a number of state races were still too close to call early this morning.

    Markets were expected to react negatively to the upset, and U.S. dollar, Mexican peso and world stocks fell Wednesday before the U.S. stock market opened.

    The vast majority of Brooklyn votes Democratic, but there are some areas in Southwest Brooklyn that veer Republican and leaned in Trump’s direction.

    In more local races, New York United States Senator Chuck Schumer faced off against Republican Wendy Long, with the Democrat Schumer winning an easy victory. However, the Democrats did not attain a majority in the Senate, and so Schumer will not become majority leader — defying expectations.

    Brooklyn also had a number of House seats that were contested, with matchups coming in New York’s 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th Congressional Districts, all of which contain parts of Brooklyn within district borders. None of these results came as major surprises to pollsters, and the elected officials all kept their seats.

    Brooklyn, a highly Democratic area, does not have much impact on the presidential election in typically blue New York. However, Clinton placed one of her major campaign offices in Brooklyn Heights, proving that Brooklyn was on the forefront of this election even when it wasn’t reflected in the polls.

    There is much talk in Brooklyn about moving out of the country, but it’s still all just talk for now. It remains to be seen what effect a real estate mogul’s election to the highest office will have on the real estate market, if any.

    Below you’ll find local results from Election Day.

    (As of 8 a.m. ET)

    Donald Trump (R): 276 Electoral Votes
    Hillary Clinton (D): 218 Electoral Votes

    U.S. Senate (NY)
    Chuck Schumer (D): 70 percent
    Wendy Long (R): 27 percent

    Brooklyn U.S. House Winners

    7th District: Nydia Velazquez (D)
    8th District: Hakeem Jeffries (D)
    9th District: Yvette Clark (D)
    10th District: Jerrold Nadler (D)
    11th District: Dan Donovan (R)
    12th District: Carolyn Maloney (D)

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