Bowser and Catania make their final pushes on Election Day

The polls are open, and the large number of early voters has D.C. crossing its fingers for high Election Day turnout. Democratic candidate Muriel Bowser and Independent David Catania (SFS ’90, LAW ’94) have each gone on their respective final missions in the hopes of securing the win as District mayor.

Bowser got at it bright and early with a rally in Navy Yard at 5:30 a.m., telling her supporters to respect opponents and don’t take her significant lead in the polls going into Election Day to mean that the race is over. It’s not over until she crosses the finish line.

“Are you going to run through the tape with me?” Bowser said, according to Washington City Paper. “I feel like running through the tape.”

Catania is all optimism, however, putting his odds at 50-50 and criticizing polls’ methodologies, according to Washington City Paper. He says he’s never lost an election and has run in them all his life, from third grade through his time at Georgetown. If Catania could defeat write-in favorite Chicken Madness in a GUSA election then he has the right stuff to take home the mayoral spot.

Catania has spent his day focusing on Ward 4, Bowser’s home turf, and other predominately black neighborhoods, where he is especially behind in the polling.

Vox will be following the elections very closely and will post later tonight as soon as a victor is announced.

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