Rain, Long Lines Have Not Deterred NYC Voters

Voting sites across the five boroughs are reporting heavy voter turnout despite the rain and the long lines.

Democratic attorney general candidate Letitia James told the New York Daily News that she started getting emails and tweets at 6:15 this morning saying that voters were standing lines that went around the block. James, who currently holds the office of NYC public advocate, is hoping to be the first black woman to become A.G. in NYC's history.

Mayor de Blasio and his wife Chirlane waited with the crowd at the Park Slope library on 6th avenue for over 20 minutes to cast their votes.  Mayor De Blasio told members of the media, "To see this many people come out when, locally, the races aren't razor tight, this is really impressive that people are coming out in these kinds of numbers."

A spokesman for the city's Board of Elections said the volume of voters is up at every polling site.

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