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.DONATE
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