2013 Election Day live blog

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As New Yorkers head to the polls and the numbers roll in, PIX11 will keep you updated with team coverage on the New York City mayoral race between Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota. We will also keep you informed on the other important important races.


The crowd at Ed Mangano’s headquarters.






9:53 p.m.


Joe Lhota gives very brief concession speech.

9:46 p.m.

Republican Joe Lhota is conceding now.

9:43 p.m.

The Associated Press projects democrat Jim Whelan will be elected to the New Jersey State Senate, District 2.

9:40 p.m.

Chris Christie expected to speak at 10:08 p.m.


Frank Finocchio of Williamsburg, Brooklyn still supports Joe Lhota.

9:31 p.m.

“Tonight New York City voters have opened an exciting new chapter in our State’s largest city with the election of incoming Mayor Bill de Blasio. On a personal level, it is particularly gratifying to see Bill, a true friend and former colleague, win tonight. He has the experience to run New York City, a compelling vision for its future and he and his family epitomize the New York story. As New York City’s next Mayor, I know Bill will be a tremendous partner in moving this great City forward.” – Statement from Gov. Cuomo

9:23 p.m.

Chris Christie only allowing CNN inside for victory speech, other media waiting outside.

9:18 p.m.

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The scene from Brooklyn DA candidate Kenneth Thompson’s headquarters in Clinton Hill.

9:13 p.m.

Bill de Blasio will be the first democratic Mayor of New York since David Dinkins, and the first progressive since John Lindsay.

9:04 p.m.

Bill de Blasio is the projected winner of the New York City mayoral race, according to multiple reports.

8:39 p.m.

Barbara Buono has already called Governor Chris Christie and will speak at 9 p.m. We will be taking her concession speech live on PIX11 and on pix11.com/breaking.