Disillusioned by how Democrats handled 2020, some New York City residents are dumping the Democratic party and voting Republican.
Dalton Blaine voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016 but flipped in last November because he felt liberal policies were threatening to destroy the city.
According to a Fox News analysis of AP election results, President Trump gained nearly 200,000 votes from New York City residents in 2020 compared to 2016: a 4.6% boost. Democrats lost 3% of voters for Biden compared to Clinton's count in 2016. The biggest shifts came from the Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn, which were the hardest hit by COVID.
Blaine said he was also concerned about the growing influence of socialism across the city.
"A big issue for me has been the Democratic Socialists of America," said Blaine. "They've been getting stronger and stronger for the past few years and I don't really feel like moderates are standing up to them."