U.S. Representative Maloney declares victory in New York Democratic primary

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Representative Carolyn Maloney, who has represented parts of New York City in Congress since 1993, declared victory in a hard-fought Democratic primary on Tuesday, defeating progressive challenger Suraj Patel.

Maloney announced her victory in a statement after the New York State Board of Elections certified the results from the June 23 primary. The conclusion of the race was delayed more than a month as election officials struggled to count many thousands of mail-in ballots during the coronavirus pandemic.

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