Brooklyn Councilman Justin Brannan won a bruising re-election battle by around 300 votes over his Republican opponent Brian Fox Tuesday after almost 2,000 truant ballots were counted for this present week.
Fox drove Brannan by 255 votes in the unofficial machine count on Election Night — 12,145 votes to 11,890 votes in the 43rd area that incorporates Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bath Beach and Bensonhurst.
In any case, the largest part of mail-in ballots were sent by enlisted Democrats, and Brannan, who is likewise a candidate for Council speaker, surpassed Fox and drove by in excess of 300 votes with the count almost finished.
Fox, who runs a task recruiting company, surrendered the rush to Brannan in an assertion delivered on Tuesday.
“I want to thank the thousands of Brooklyn voters — of all parties — who supported my crime-fighting bid for New York City Council. Although we came up short in the end, we managed to come within one percentage point of victory, something none of the so-called experts predicted,” Fox said.
Brannan, in the interim, behaved like an irritated champ, blaming Fox for running a slimy campaign.
“We won! Notwithstanding being toward a red wave driven by deception, falsehoods, and perhaps the dirtiest mission southern Brooklyn has at any point seen – we won,” Brannan said in a tweet.
“We would not be characterized by oversimplified right or left marks. We wouldn’t be characterized by the falsehoods of my opponent.”
Fox said he would stay dynamic in governmental issues.
“This race caused me to accept significantly more unequivocally that change is required inside the City Council assuming we need to restore the quality of life New Yorkers anticipate. Furthermore, to the extent Brian Fox and the Republican development in Brooklyn is concerned, we’re simply beginning,” he said.
Fox , who looked to attach Brannan to extreme left policies, additionally hit the councilman straightforwardly for getting found speeding multiple times in school zones, a disclosure previously announced by ihe media.