Tish James got over 111,000 votes.
Some pundits were saying turnout was going to be about 100,000 overall for the runoff.
It was closer to 187,000
And James won by 36,000 votes.
A very solid win for James and a stinging defeat for Dan Squadron.
Given what a scummy campaign he ran, it couldn't have happened to a more deserving guy.
James gave an emotional speech last night after her victory:
James was briefly overcome with emotion as she thanked the boisterous crowd.
Today you elected me the first..." she paused, struggling for composure before continuing, "...The first woman of color to hold citywide office."
Fans broke into cheers as she told them, "I am so proud of what we accomplished together, and yes, I'm proud we made history tonight."
James then launched into a fiery speech about addressing troubled schools, the NYPD’s stop and frisk tactics and an affordable housing crunch -- and railed against the “right-wing Republican” forces President Obama is fighting in Washington over health care.
It was very good to see her win this race.