Caribbean candidates victorious in midterm elections


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From left: Persaud, Myrie and Clarke

(CMC) – In an unusually very high voter-turnout in midterm elections in the United States that observers say illustrates strong opposition to President Donald J. Trump, a number of Caribbean Democratic candidates in New York romped to victory Tuesday night with overwhelming majorities.

Uninterrupted rain throughout Tuesday and problems with the voting machines did not prevent voters for casting ballots in an era of Trumpism.

According to the New York State Board of Elections results, popular Caribbean American Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke, the daughter of Jamaican immigrants, won in a landslide, garnering 167,199 votes, or 87.59 per cent, to her Republican Haitian-born challenger, Lutch Gayot, who received 10,336 votes, or 10.13 per…

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