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Anti-Trump San Juan Mayor Loses Primary Race for Puerto Rico Governor

Notorious for being anti-Trump, San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz, has lost the primary elections by quite a large margin.


Well folks, perhaps that’s karma at work – what goes around, comes around!

 San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz, rose to national prominence only when she wore a T-shirt with the word “NASTY” on it and continued to blast President Trump’s response to Hurricane Maria, was  defeated during the primary elections.

The Miami Herald reported:

With about 60% of precincts reporting for the pro-territorial-status Popular Democratic Party (PDP), Carlos ‘Charlie’ Delgado was leading with 63% of the votes over Puerto Rico Sen. Eduardo Bhatia and San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz, who were trailing Delgado with 23% and 13% of the vote, respectively.

Puerto Rico resumed its primary elections without significant issues on Sunday, a week after electoral officials suspended the event when precincts across the island did not receive ballots or began the voting process late after a delay in the arrival of voting materials.

Close to 8 p.m., with 71% of precincts reporting, Gov. Wanda Vázquez, of the pro-statehood New Progressive Party (NPP), conceded to primary opponent Pedro Pierluisi, who was leading with 58% of the vote. Pierluisi previously served as Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico in Congress and was briefly sworn in as interim governor after the dramatic ousting of former Gov. Ricardo Rosselló in 2019.

Politico also reported on the story and about the chaotic elections: 

Meanwhile, Carlos Delgado, mayor of the northwest town of Isabela for 20 years, was poised to win by a landslide the nomination of the main opposition Popular Democratic Party. Conceding defeat was Puerto Rico Sen. Eduardo Bhatia and San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz, known for her public spats with U.S. President Donald Trump.

With more than 45% of electoral colleges reporting, Delgado had received more than 60% of the vote.

The results come one week after delayed and missing ballots led to a chaotic primary that forced a second round of voting on Sunday in which thousands of Puerto Ricans got a second chance to vote for the first time.

Voting centers in nearly 50 of the island’s 78 municipalities opened following a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that stated a second round of voting would take place at centers that never opened on Aug. 9 or did not remain open the required eight hours.


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