Governor Andrew Cuomo won the Democratic nomination for a third term as governor of New York, defeating actress and activist Cynthia Nixon.
Nixon had campaigned hard on issues such as legalisation of marijuana and racial and economic justice. In her series of concession remarks posted in a Twitter thread, she chose to use her space to deliver a powerful message to young women and queer people.
“I’m not discouraged. I’m inspired,” Nixon wrote after her defeat.
While the result tonight wasn’t what we had hoped for, I’m not discouraged. I’m inspired. I hope you are too. We have fundamentally changed the political landscape in this state.
— Cynthia Nixon (@CynthiaNixon) …