State Assemblywoman Overcomes Satmar Bloc Vote Against Her
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
New York State Republican Assemblywoman Annie Rabbitt fought a tough battle for re-election against the Satmar hasidim of Kiyas Joel – every last one of them.
In a newly drawn district many say was specially designed to block her re-election and that also includes another hasidic village, New Square, Rabbitt had to overcome an opponent who wasn’t on last night’s ballot – Satmar’s bloc vote against her.
“KJ fully block voted against myself,” Rabbitt reportedly told the MidHudson News, noting that this was the second election that Kiryas Joel bloc voted against her. Rabbitt won both of those elections.
All returns were not yet in when Rabbitt spoke to the press, and it is unclear whether New Square also bloc voted against her.