TONIGHT ON METROFOCUS

November 08, 2018 at 5:30 am

The dust settles after the midterm elections and a mixed victory is declared. Questions are being raised about the balance of power and its impact on the tri-state area. Republican stronghold Staten Island sends a Democrat to D.C. On Long Island, GOP stalwarts Peter King and Lee Zeldin retain their seats while former rapper and Rhodes Scholar Antonio Delgado claims victory after a hard fought battle in the Hudson Valley. Incoming Attorney General Letitia James makes history as she becomes the first black woman elected to a statewide office. And self-identified Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez becomes the youngest woman elected to Congress. Both of these women are part of a larger pink wave shattering the political glass ceiling. Despite long lines, rain and swollen ballots, the will of the people has been heard. We’re breaking it all down civilly, respectfully and thoughtfully.

Aired on November 7, 2018. 

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