NEW YORK CITY – Disillusioned by how Democrats handled 2020, some New York City residents are dumping the Democratic party and voting Republican.
Dalton Blaine voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016 but flipped in last November because he felt liberal policies were threatening to destroy the city.
“Just the deterioration of everything. Of small businesses. Of not really helping them at all,” explained Blaine. “This mentality that we’re just going to shut everything down and then just see where we are, like once we get a vaccine. It was a joke.”
According to a Fox News analysis of AP election results, President Trump gained nearly 200,000 votes from New York City residents in 2020 compared to 2016: a 4.6% boost. Democrats lost 3% of voters for Biden compared to Clinton’s count in 2016. The biggest shifts came from the Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn, which were the hardest hit by COVID.
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