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Former NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio Gets 477 Votes in a Race He Quit

Former Trump prosecutor Dan Goldman wins N.Y.’s 10th Congressional District primary by a slim margin

Bill de Blasio, mayor of New York, speaks during a 2021 news conference outside a Covid-19 vaccination hub inside Yankee Stadium in New York. 

Bill de Blasio, mayor of New York, speaks during a 2021 news conference outside a Covid-19 vaccination hub inside Yankee Stadium in New York. 

Photographer: Angus Mordant/Bloomberg

Former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio dropped out of the high-profile 10th Congressional District primary in July. That didn’t stop about 500 people from voting for him on Tuesday. 

De Blasio’s votes represented just 0.7% of the estimated votes cast in a crowded race for the coveted House seat that was decided by a slim margin. Dan Goldman, a Levi Strauss & Co. heir and former Trump prosecutor, was declared the winner after midnight on Wednesday, beating second-place finisher Yuh-Line Niou by just 2.1%, or 1,306 votes. De Blasio didn’t come close to spoiling the race, but he did redirect 477 votes from other candidates.