My prediction for the 13th congressional race was that Adriano Espiallat was going to be the victor, and I also had the number 44 with the prediction. I said that candidate Yolanda Garcia would be a non factor in this race getting only 1 percent of the vote. Candidate Michael Walrond was going to be the key to this election I said, and he certainly was. I thought that Mr. Walrond would wind up with 12 - 15 percent of the vote.
So how did I do?
The results were -
Congressman Charlie Rangel received 47 %
Adriano Espiallat received 44 %
Michael Walrond received 8 %
Youlanda Garcia received 1 %
Rangel won by 1828 votes this election over Espiallat, but with over 2,000 Absentee and affidavit ballots still to count candidate Espaillat has not conceded the election to Rangel.
As for my prediction - I thought that candidate Warlond would do much better than he did, and it appears that his lack of getting more votes was the reason for the Rangel win. I was correct on the 44, as that appears to be the percentage that candidate Espiallat received, and had candidate Walrond gotten a higher percentage of the vote it would have been the difference in the election.
Congressman Charlie Rangel has said that he will get back at those Bronx elected officials who endorsed him in 2012, but failed to this year, and endorsed his opponent for this election.