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He’s not just the bona fide winner: He’s the certified winner.
The city’s Board of Elections sealed the deal for Lander last week by certifying the September 15 primary results and naming Lander as the Democratic nominee for the 39th District.
But while Lander easily swept both Park Slope and Carroll Gardens, which make up the heart of the 39th District, candidate John Heyer actually won more Assembly Districts (ADs), according to the certified results.
Recently released results show that Heyer won Borough Park by a landslide, receiving 1,245 votes to Lander’s 219 in the 48th AD as well as garnering 17 votes in the sliver of the neighborhood covered by the 49th AD represented by Assemblymember Peter Abbate. Lander received just four votes in the 49th AD.
During the campaign, Lander tried to secure the Orthodox vote in Borough Park by forging alliances with Assemblymember Dov Hikind and other Jewish Leaders. Heyer gained traction in the conservative neighborhood by promoting his strong personal beliefs against abortion and gay marriage.
The Heyer campaign also ran roughshod over the southern end of the district that lands in the 51st AD, represented by Assemblymember Felix Ortiz, according to Board of Elections figures.
Officials said that Heyer received 185 votes in Windsor Terrace on Primary Day. Lander got 50 votes.
Lander’s strengths were certainly in Park Slope and Windsor Terrace, where he received 2,816 votes as well as Carroll Gardens -- Heyer’s home base -- where the Democratic nominee received 2,257 votes.
Candidate came in as a close second, securing 1,717 and 1,434 in Park Slope and Carroll Gardens, respectively.
In the end, Lander won by securing 5,346 votes of the 13,179 votes case in the wide-ranging 39th District. Skaller came in second, receiving 3,284 votes followed by Heyer, who received 3,042 votes.
Subtract about 12,500 of those votes and you roughly have the amount of votes that were pulled for the district’s Republican primary.
Board of Elections results show that Joe Nardiello was put on the Republican line by receiving 365 of the 512 votes cast. Candidate George Smith, the Brooklyn GOP’s initial pick for the Republican line, received just 147 votes.
Stats show that Nardiello’s strength was in Park Slope and Windsor Terrace, where he received 213 votes. He also did well in Carroll Gadens, receiving 103 votes.
Smith won only one AD -- Ortiz’s 51st in the south end of the District, where he received 39 votes to Nardiello’s seven.
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