Tiffany Cabán Declares Victory in Queens DA Race

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Tiffany Cabán (Facebook, Photo by Kristina Teschner).

Tiffany Cabán claimed victory in a contentious Democratic primary for Queens district attorney on June 25. Cabán, a public defender, leads Queens Borough President Melinda Katz by 1.3 percentage points with 99 percent of precincts reporting.

Cabán and her supporters celebrated her victory shortly after 11 p.m. on June 25 at her election night headquarters, the Associated Press (AP) reported. “When we started this thing, they said I was too young. They said I didn’t look like a district attorney. They said we could not build a movement from the grassroots,” she said. “They said we could not win. But we did it y’all.”

With less than a dozen precincts left to report, Cabán leads with 33,814 votes over Katz’s 32,724 votes, according to The New York Times.

The public defender, who ran a grassroots campaign, told New York magazine earlier in June that…

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