“The View” co-host Sunny Hostin has expressed panic over the level of support for Republican gubernatorial candidate Lee Zeldin in New York.
During Tuesday’s broadcast of the controversial ABC show, Hostin pleaded with viewers to vote while raising the alarm that she fears Zeldin will take the governor’s office from Democrat Gov. Kathy Hochul.
Hostin said she was concerned about the sheer volume of signs in her New York neighborhood showing support for Zeldin.
After noting that she had voted earlier that morning in Westchester County, Hostin said that she had never seen so many Republican signs in her hometown before.
“I voted this morning at about 7 a.m.,” Hostin began.
“And I’m encouraging other people to vote, please.
“And it was packed, and that was very encouraging for me.”
Hostin’s co-hosts voiced their agreement as she continued, “I voted in Westchester County where I live, which is actually kind of — skews a little Republican, and I was seeing all these like ‘Lee Zeldin for Governor’ things everywhere.
“I’ve never seen that much Republican signage in my neighborhood ever, and I’ve never seen so many people voting, so that was very encouraging to me.”
“But I have to tell you, I think that they’re using — Republicans are using this rhetoric, this election denial stuff because it works,” Hostin continued.
“It works for so many people, and there’s so many people that feel disenfranchised that I’m not surprised that you have someone like Herschel Walker in a dead heat with Senator [Raphael] Warnock.”
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She predicts at least 20 seats in the House and will take back the majority in the Senate.
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Hostin and co-host Joy Behar went on to complain that people didn’t seem swayed by the fact that both Sen. Warnock (D-GA) and Pennsylvania Senate candidate John Fetterman (D) were both highly educated.
Republican co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin joined the conversation then, calling on everyone to “go out and vote.”
Griffin then acknowledged that her opinion was likely to be unpopular before predicting Republican gains, at least in the U.S. House of Representatives.
“We won’t know the results until we know them, but I expect to see Republicans win handily,” she continued.
“I would say about 20 seats at least in the House.
“The Senate’s going to be closer, I do think they’ll take back the majority.”
Griffin concluded with a warning against calling results too early, noting that different states counted their votes in different ways and early indicators might not match up with final vote counts.