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    Katz defeats Cabán in competitive primary

    On June 25, Democratic voters in Queens County voted in the Democratic primary for a nominee to represent their party in the Queens District Attorney (DA) race. The death of Richard Brown, 86, the former Queens DA, had left an empty seat for the taking. There were five candidates competing for the Democratic nomination: the frontrunners Melinda Katz, 53, the current Queens Borough President and Tiffany Cabán, 31. Katz prevailed over Cabán by a mere 55 votes. According to the New York Times, Cabán announced a win on June 25th. However, it was not the end of the road for this primary. Cabán claimed to have beaten Katz with 1,100…