Bill De Blasio Elected New York City Mayor, First Democrat In 20 Years

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Democrat Bill de Blasio with his wife, Chirlane McCray, and children Dante and Chiara after voting in Brooklyn Nov. 5, 2013. Reuters

Update 10:55 p.m. EST: With 19 percent of the vote counted, de Blasio had 71.5 percent to Lhota's 26.2 percent.

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Democrat Bill de Blasio has been elected mayor of New York City over Republican Joe Lhota, the New York Times, CNN other media projected minutes after the polls closed at 9 p.m. Tuesday, based on exit polls.

De Blasio, currently the public advocate, will become the city’s first Democratic mayor since David Dinkins, who defeated by Rudolph Giuliani in 1993.  

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