Whether Restler wins by thirty votes or loses by forty votes, here are the key takeaways for future elections in Williamsburg:
ü Rabbi Niderman and the Zaloynim have the majority of the Hasidic Vote in Williamsburg. That was never in doubt. The Sun comes up every morning.
ü The Aroynem side continues to cross out thousands of Zaloynim votes on their own home turf known as Williamsburg. To which extant is up for debate.
ü Non-Jewish turnout was very low. This means, as long the Aroynem cross-out Zaloynim votes, you could easily win if non-Jewish turnout is on a healthy level.
ü With regular level non-Jewish turnout, you could win elections even if all of the Zaloynim go against you, but you likely can’t win if the Aroynem stay home, and certainly not if they join forces against you.
ü Councilman Steven Levin and others worked to get out non-Jewish votes against Restler outside Williamsburg. Getting only 20% (based on Zaloynim claims) of a very-low non-Jewish turnout is not a good sign for someone looking to run for re-election in a year from now.
ü When you want to run for office, the Aroynem seem to be more and more into the main stream among other key voting groups and elected officials, while the Zaloynim seem to be more and more isolated. I mean, 300 non-Jewish Chris Olechowski votes outside Williamsburg won’t win you many elections…
ü The above numbers show that Restler can beat Steven Levin if he wants to challenge him.
Bonus Takeaway: Lopez rewrote Restler’s district with the goal to make him lose his seat. Lopez place Restler in so-called “Lopez Area” yet the race is down to the wire.