NYC: NYC Mayoral Race: Embattled Board Of Elections Releases New Numbers Showing Adams With Same Razor-Thin Lead

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There is more fallout from the massive mistake made by the city’s Board of Elections in tabulating ranked choice voting results in the Democratic mayoral primary.

Eric Adams wants a judge to oversee the vote count and preserve the integrity of the ballots, while the BOE is trying to save face after a gaffe that one political pundit called a “train wreck,” CBS2’s Marcia Kramer reported.

Maybe the second time’s the charm. The problem-plagued BOE released a new set of preliminary ranked choice voting numbers on Wednesday evening. They show the same thing as Tuesday — Adams with 51.1%, followed by Kathryn Garcia with 48.9% after nine rounds.

However, it’s still a horse race because in the eighth round Maya Wiley and Garcia were neck and neck — Wiley with 29.5% and Garcia with 29.6%.


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