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Elizabeth Crowley, Runner-Up in the Queens Borough President Race, Concedes to Donovan Richards

Council Member Donovan Richards and Elizabeth Crowley (Twitter/ Elizabeth Crowley)

July 21, 2020 By Allie Griffin

Elizabeth Crowley has conceded to Council Member Donovan Richards in the Democratic primary for Queens Borough President.

Crowley, a former council member, came in second behind Richards on June 23 when in-person ballots were tallied on election night.

She took to Twitter this afternoon to congratulate Richards. The official winner in the five-person race has yet to be called. The Board of Elections is still counting an unprecedented number of absentee ballots.

“I wanted you to hear it from me first: while the Board of Elections (BOE) has not officially called the race, and some districts are still getting tallied, the numbers to win are just not with us,” Crowley wrote.

The former Maspeth council member lagged Richards by more than 10,000 votes on election night, according to the unofficial results. She generated about 28 percent of in-person ballots, while Richards garnered 37 percent.

Crowley said she recently called Richards to congratulate him. She added that he has her full support as the Democratic nominee.

Richards, the Queens County party pick, celebrated his apparent victory on Twitter and said he never imagine he’d make it this far.

“The best part about coming from the bottom is there ain’t no place you can go but up!” Richards wrote. “Thank you all. #SoHumbled #Queens”

Richards currently represents south east Queens in the city council, but must step down from the position at the end of 2021 due to term limits.

Richards also beat out Council Member Costa Constantinides, retired NYPD sergeant Anthony Miranda and Flushing businessman Dao Yin. Constantinides and Miranda each took about 15 percent of in-person votes, while Yin earned just under five percent.

Richards will face off with Joann Ariola, the chair of the Queens County Republican Party, in November if the BOE confirms his victory.

Richards is almost certain to win the general election, since the borough leans heavily toward the Democratic party.

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We have an election in November!

which includes the Queen’s Borough President . Why would the general law abiding citizen want to elect someone like Richards who voted YES to Borough High Rise Jails with a 9 Billion tax money price tag in the middle of peaceful residential areas, while cutting essential services, schools, public safety. Richards part of DeBlasio administration is against police, supported the bail reform. The lawlessness happening now without any consequences is a direct result of politicians like Richards. Please go out and vote. Vote for law and order, for our children’s future for our freedoms to enjoy a nice day without fear of being robbed, spit on, assaulted. Vote in NOVEMBER!!!

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Jamie

Why is the lead that corrupt Crowley concedes – not the Richards won?
This papers has always been controlled by Queens machine and corrupt Crowley’s – never reported that Crowley lived on Virgina for 15 years – who controls the news decisions in these Queens papers ?

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So much hate

Why don’t you read the story?
“The official winner in the five-person race has yet to be called. The Board of Elections is still counting an unprecedented number of absentee ballots.”
Maybe when it becomes official, maybe the Queens Post will write about it again. I don’t see where your anger for the “Queens Machine”, “Queens Paper” fit in here. Also, you may be thinking about a different Crowley!

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