Maloney, Schneiderman win spots on Nov. ballot

Turnout was low and many polling stations were plagued with numerous problems on Tuesday as New Yorkers voted in the mid-term primary election. The New York Times reported that Mayor Bloomberg lashed out at the Board of Elections for what he called “a royal screw-up.”

Even Senator Chuck Schumer had trouble voting at his polling place in Brooklyn, the Daily News reported.

Representative Carolyn Maloney, endorsed by Downtown Express for re-election to the 14th Congressional District, faced her first significant challenge in many years from newcomer Reshma Saujani. Saujani garnered only one endorsement, however, from the Daily News. Maloney was first elected in 1992. At 11:30 p.m., the New York Times declared Maloney the winner with 81 percent of the vote; Saujani received 19 percent. Eric Schneiderman was widely expected to win the race for Attorney General to replace Andrew Cuomo, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate. At press time, with 84 percent of the vote counted, Schneiderman had a three point lead over his closest challenger, Kathleen Rice.