Why did Suraj Patel lose his primary election? I can’t seem to figure it out…

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Nearly 24 hours have passed since it concluded, but I am still trying to figure out why 34-year-old Suraj Patel lost the New York 12th Congressional District Democratic Primary Election to 72-year-old incumbent Carolyn Maloney. He lost by 17.6%, as Maloney totaled 58.8% of the vote while he totaled only 41.2% of it.

Why did this happen?

 

Never mind the fact that it almost seems like Patel was trying to lose the election; I personally blame Russia, Donald Trump, and Marcus Ericsson.

 

-Asher Fair

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