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Yesterday (Nov. 4) was Election Day across the nation and there were a number of races that garnered special attention. 

New York City elected Bill DeBlasio, who trumped his opponent Joe Lhota by 50 points. Voter turn out was low but the easy win made the message clear that New Yorker had enough of Mayor Bloomberg’s stop & frisk policies, which DeBlasio was an opponent of. Meanwhile, Virginia got a new governor in a race that was watched closely by the Tea Party and liberals.

For you weed heads (drugs are bad, mmkay?), Colorado voted to tax marijuana.

Let’s take a look at some of the more important races and interesting results of Election Day, beginning with Detroit, where the city’s first white mayor in 40 years was elected to office…

 

Mike Duggan elected mayor of Detroit. 

Duggan is the Motor City’s first white mayor in over 40 years. Kwame Kilpatrick’s struggle made this a cakewalk.

Photo: New York Daily News

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