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Less than a quarter of active New York City voters cast ballots Tuesday

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) coasted to re-election Tuesday, defeating Republican challenger Nicole Malliotakis by nearly 40 percentage points. Four of the five boroughs chose de Blasio for a second term; only Staten Island went for Malliotakis.

But de Blasio may not have quite the mandate it seems. New York Daily News editorial board member Alyssa Katz pointed out that not even a quarter of active registered voters in New York City participated in Tuesday's election:

By comparison, 62 percent of active eligible New York City voters participated in the 2016 presidential election, Gotham Gazette reports.