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Associated Press Declares Eric Adams Winner of NYC Democratic Mayoral Primary

Associated Press Declares Eric Adams Winner of NYC Democratic Mayoral Primary

Adams is considered a moderate as far as NYC politicians go so this should be interesting.

The Associated Press declared Eric Adams the winner of the New York City Democratic mayoral primary:

The news service called the race for Mr. Adams after results from the city’s Board of Elections showed that he held a lead of one percentage point over his nearest rival, Kathryn Garcia.

With most absentee votes now counted, Mr. Adams led Ms. Garcia by 8,426 votes in the city’s first mayoral contest to be determined by ranked-choice voting.

The results have not been finalized, and there are still a few thousand ballots to count — but with 118,000 absentee votes now accounted for, Mr. Adams had bested Ms. Garcia by a margin that makes it highly unlikely she can close the gap. As the Democratic nominee. Mr. Adams will be the overwhelming favorite to win in November against the Republican nominee, Curtis Sliwa.

Maya Wiley, who emerged late in the primary as a left-wing standard-bearer, ended up in third place in the tally released on Tuesday. She had come in second place in the initial count of in-person ballots cast on Primary Day and during the early vote period, with Ms. Garcia behind her in third.

Voters used the Ranked-Choice Voting (RCV) for the first time. Adams was a favorite for a long time, but after the first primary, something happened. Adams’ huge lead narrowed to only 2% in front of progressive Kathryn Garcia after the first primary vote.

Adams noted the Board of Elections somehow found over 130,000 votes. He made it known that something was wrong and he did not believe the tally.

Adams was correct. Somehow the BOE accidentally counted testing ballots in the count. We totally believed it was on accident, right?

Adams is considered a moderate, who supports Israel and received Jewish support. He’s also a former police officer. Garcia is not as far-left as other candidates, but she is a career politician within NYC.

I have a feeling the progressives and far-left do not like him.

Who knows. It would not shock me if Garcia launches a recount or contests the vote.

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The guy that they tried to blatantly cheat out of office fought and won. Pretty amazing what happens when you have a network of people that actually support you instead of scream about COMPROMISING DEMOCRACY, isn’t it?

    gonzotx in reply to Olinser. | July 6, 2021 at 11:33 pm

    Black Democrat

    Milhouse in reply to Olinser. | July 7, 2021 at 12:49 am

    Nobody tried to cheat him out of anything. The first release of the preliminary preference allocations was messed up, but not in a way that affected him at all. He led in that count, and he led by just about exactly the same margin in the corrected count released the next day. Therefore it could not have been aimed at cheating him. And after counting the absentee ballots he’s still leading, though by a bit of a slimmer margin, and it’s possible that his final margin will be slimmer yet.

      mailman in reply to Milhouse. | July 7, 2021 at 3:55 am

      They just magically found all those “test” ballots eh. Hahahahaha…yeah right no one tried to cheat him out of anything hahahahahaha

        Milhouse in reply to mailman. | July 7, 2021 at 9:57 am

        That’s right, nobody tried to cheat him out of anything, and it is literally insane to think otherwise. What kind of cheat would carefully add the same number of votes to each candidate, thus leaving their relative positions unchanged? What would be the point?

        The_Mew_Cat in reply to mailman. | July 8, 2021 at 3:53 am

        No, they rant the test ballots first, and then “forgot” to delete them from the computer.

      Ironclaw in reply to Milhouse. | July 7, 2021 at 4:42 am

      They tried, he caught them they couldn’t cheat hard enough to do it again. They didn’t just miss 135k test ballots on accident, that was purposeful.

        Milhouse in reply to Ironclaw. | July 7, 2021 at 9:59 am

        That is just paranoid bullshit. It was absolutely an accident, and a very easily understood one. It was incompetent, but it’s obvious how it happened. It cannot possibly have been on purpose, because it didn’t help anyone. And because it was glaringly obvious and was caught immediately, by multiple people. Nobody could have done it on purpose and thought they’d get away with it.

Go Curtis!!!

I say we build a wall around new york and don’t let them leave.

NY City is such a complete disaster right now that Democrats managed to vote for the least bad candidate in their primary.

    geronl in reply to Aarradin. | July 7, 2021 at 12:44 am

    it puts he lie to their whole message that all blacks hate all cops and all that. White SJW’s are the ones who are finding out that minorities aren’t nearly as far left and crazy as they are.

      Milhouse in reply to geronl. | July 7, 2021 at 12:54 am

      Nobody says all blacks hate all cops. And no prominent Democrat, certainly none of his rivals in this election, claimed that there are no good cops. Their claim is that there’s “systemic racism” built in to the NYPD, and not only does Adams agree, he pioneered that claim. He was woke before anybody. He got where he is by playing the race card, and the police brutality card, and all the other cards BLM is playing now.

      His “moderation” is merely that he’s not actually pro-crime. He acknowledges that crime has to be fought, and that means cops have to be funded, despite the “systemic racism”.

      That he and Yang were the least insane of the bunch is not a compliment to them but an indictment of their competition.

        JusticeDelivered in reply to Milhouse. | July 7, 2021 at 11:19 am

        Politics has always been about picking the lessor evil, today there is a much greater spread between worst and best.

Sounds like they couldn’t cheat hard enough after he caught them the first time.

    Milhouse in reply to Ironclaw. | July 7, 2021 at 12:55 am

    No, it doesn’t sound anything like that.

      Ironclaw in reply to Milhouse. | July 7, 2021 at 4:44 am

      What? You think they accidentally forgot those 135k test ballots? Not a chance, that was purposeful.

        Milhouse in reply to Ironclaw. | July 7, 2021 at 10:02 am

        Of course it was an accident. It is literally insane to think otherwise. Not only do you have not a shred of foundation for such an idea, which alone should rule it out, it’s blindingly obvious that it could not have been done on purpose. Nobody could have thought the addition of 135,000 votes to the total would go unnoticed, and the test votes helped nobody. Therefore it cannot have been done on purpose.

        JusticeDelivered in reply to Ironclaw. | July 7, 2021 at 11:26 am

        Don’t rule out incompetence.

henrybowman | July 6, 2021 at 10:44 pm

Hey it was just human error.
Same as a Twitter ban. Or Facebook. Or 30,000 emails to Hillary.

healthguyfsu | July 6, 2021 at 11:23 pm

Poll workers cheating??? In Milly’s great state of New York? Say it isn’t so….

*grabs popcorn, awaits Milhouse*

    Milhouse in reply to healthguyfsu. | July 7, 2021 at 1:00 am

    There may well have been some poll workers cheating, though I’ve not heard of any evidence for it. But it’s a Dem city, so in some neighborhoods it probably happens. Poll workers allowing people to vote whose signatures don’t match. Or worse, telling people whom to vote for. Maybe even checking some people in and voting on their behalf, if it’s a small enough precinct and the other workers are in on it. There’s supposed to be a Republican and a Democrat at each post, watching each other to prevent this sort of thing, but there aren’t enough Republicans, so some Democrats are assigned to be “Republicans for the day”, and not all of them will let that prevent them from colluding in fraud. So the fact that there are not even any allegations doesn’t mean it isn’t happening. But it’s pure speculation.

    As far as the 135,000 test votes, that was absolutely not cheating.

The white leftists are very upset that most blacks actually want law and order back.

Progs everywhere are so dense that the irony escapes them.

    geronl in reply to Paul. | July 7, 2021 at 12:40 am

    They worked so hard to convince us that all blacks hated all cops and then NYC blacks turned around and voted massively for a cop for mayor. It destroys their narrative that law and order is something racists want.

Voters used the Ranked-Choice Voting (RCV) for the first time. Adams was a favorite for a long time, but after the first primary, something happened. Adams’ huge lead narrowed to only 2% in front of progressive Kathryn Garcia after the first primary vote.

Nothing “happened” to do that. He had a large lead in the first-preference vote, but that never meant anything. He didn’t have anything even remotely like a majority, so the fact that the next candidate was even further from a majority was meaningless. The only lead that matters is after allocating preferences, and it took over a week for the first preliminary count on that to be released. And that was botched, but it didn’t affect anything.

Adams noted the Board of Elections somehow found over 130,000 votes. He made it known that something was wrong and he did not believe the tally.

He was of course correct that the numbers released had to be wrong. But they were corrected the next day and the margins remained the same.

Adams was correct. Somehow the BOE accidentally counted testing ballots in the count. We totally believed it was on accident, right?

Of course we do. At least any rational person does. The test ballots were spread fairly evenly, so adding them inflated everyone‘s numbers by more or less the same amount. Once they were removed everyone’s numbers came down, but the margins remained approximately the same.

That proves it was an accident. If you claim it was on purpose you have to come up with a reason why someone would do it. Why would someone deliberately add fake votes without helping or hurting anyone? What would be the point?

    Ironclaw in reply to Milhouse. | July 7, 2021 at 4:47 am

    When it comes to communists, never attribute to incompetence what can be explained by malice. They’re evil.

      Milhouse in reply to Ironclaw. | July 7, 2021 at 10:10 am

      1. The NYC board of elections are incompetent fools, but they are not communists. Half of the members are Republicans, including the acting chair. The incompetence comes from the fact that it runs on patronage; getting a job there depends on whom you know in one of the two major parties.

      2. This cannot possibly have been done on purpose, both because it didn’t help anyone and because there was no attempt to hide it. How could anyone deliberately adds 135,000 vote to the total and expect that no one will notice?

      3. The explanation makes complete sense. A test run was not deleted from the system. It makes sense that they should have run such a test, it makes sense that it would consist of a roughly even distribution of ballots, and it makes sense that someone forgot to delete it, because that’s exactly the sort of mistake people do make. They mean to do something and forget to, or they think someone else was doing it.

      Milhouse in reply to Ironclaw. | July 7, 2021 at 10:11 am

      It’s how Chernobyl happened. Maintenance workers turned off the coolant to run a test, went off shift, and forgot to tell the next shift that it had to be turned back on.

    r2468 in reply to Milhouse. | July 7, 2021 at 6:06 am

    How do you know the correct number of votes were subtracted from each candidate? Was there an audit? Certifications don’t mean much these days when Election Workers are actively rooting for one candidate over another.

      Milhouse in reply to r2468. | July 7, 2021 at 10:20 am

      Votes didn’t have to be subtracted from each candidate individually. The entire test batch was found and deleted from the system. It’s not as if it was physical ballots mixed with all the others.

      And remember, they do have all the real ballots, which can be scanned again at any time, or even counted by hand if anyone wants to.

      Another bit of BOE incompetence is that the reporting software isn’t programmed to report a running tally of fully-allocated preferences the same night, and continue to report it as it gets updated. There’s no reason we should have had to wait a week to hear how the preferences on the in-person voting went.

      It’s different if you’re counting by hand. Then you can’t allocate preferences until all the votes are in, because you have to physically sort the ballots. But these were all scanned and in a computer, where you can count them any way you like, and still be able to add the absentee ballots and the affidavit ballots later. So why not do it right away?

      Remember that interim total that was reported and got botched did not include absentee votes Of course final results had to wait for those to come in. But that bad report, and the corrected report that came out a day later, could have been produced the day after the election, if the tallying system had been set up properly.

Adams is considered a moderate, who supports Israel and received Jewish support. He’s also a former police officer.

He is a former police officer, but he joined the force as an infiltrator for a black supremacist preacher, he has a history of palling around with the Nation of Islam, and he made his mark in the NYPD by alleging “systemic racism” and widespread brutality. His “One Hundred Blacks in Law Enforcement” group was basically an up-market version of the race hustling that Jesse Jackson pioneered.

But in this race he and Yang turned out to be the “moderates”, with Garcia possibly also qualifying as not-completely-insane. They played the BLM game too, but not as strongly as the others, and they recognized that crime is still crime, and it needs to be fought no matter what, and for that we need policemen, so we can’t defund them, as much as they would like to.

The Jewish vote was more or less split between Adams and Yang. Both cultivated it. Adams was better at it than Yang, both because he’s been at it longer (he served a term as Brooklyn Borough President, which involves a lot of shmoozing with Jewish community activists), and because Yang didn’t seem to know what things he should say.

Yang scored big points one day by strongly supporting Israel, and then immediately lost those points by apologizing the moment he was challenged. Adams was careful not to be that supportive in the first place, so he didn’t have to apologize. He said the things people wanted to hear, but he always hedged and pandered to the other side too.

Personally I voted for Yang before Adams, because when push comes to shove Yang knows where the violence against Asians is coming from. He would never say it out loud, but he knows, and it affects him personally, so I thought he could be trusted more than Adams. But if he were off the table then out of all the rest my next choice was Adams, and after him Garcia. I didn’t bother with any further choices, because all the rest of the candidates seemed to be equally insane.

Well look at that, Adam’s wins and vote fraud charges go away just like that.

Lots of interesting background from Mulhouse, thank you from an upstater who looks on from a distance. Given the horrid state of affairs in so much of government today, it looks as if the best alternative continues to be the least worst.

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