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Up Close with Bill Ritter November 8, 2020 Part 1
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In part one of a special live edition of Up Close, Bill Ritter is joined by U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal from Connecticut and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries from New York.

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- A special live edition of "Up Close" aired Sunday when Bill Ritter and his guests discussed everything that has happened since Election Day.

Ritter was joined by U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal from Connecticut, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries from New York, New York Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, ABC News Political Director Rick Klein and political consultant Hank Sheinkopf.

They discussed the election results between Donald Trump and Joe Biden as well as the impact of local elections in the Tri-State area.

Malliotakis has claimed victory in New York's 11th Congressional District against incumbent Max Rose. She will become the only Republican Congressional representative in New York City.

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She was supported by President Trump and benefited from that in some areas.

Ritter interviewed Malliotakis on Friday ahead of the live episode of "Up Close" and asked her what her priorities will be in Congress.

The Associated Press has not yet officially called the race. Despite Malliotakis declaring victory, Rep. Rose says there are still many absentee ballots to be counted.

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