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After a solid win in the Democratic primary, attorney Ken Thompson looks well-placed to unseat six-term incumbent Charles Hynes tonight and become Brooklyn’s next District Attorney. But Hynes isn’t out of the race yet. He’s hoping that by running on the Republican ticket, he will pick up enough votes from Republicans and Independents to hold onto his seat.

Last week, we posted a lengthy review of the factors that have worked to bring Hynes to this vulnerable position. Read it here.

For up-to-date coverage on Election Day, check out this nifty site: http://hyneswatch.blogspot.com/

The polls opened at 6 a.m. and will close at 9 p.m. tonight.


Thompson soundly defeated Hynes to become Brooklyn’s first African-American District Attorney. A Brooklyn District Attorney hasn’t been unseated since 1955, according to The New York Times. Voters at the polls cited Hynes’ record of wrongful convictions as a reason they were ready for a change.



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