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NYC: Eric Adams declared winner of the primary, most likely next NYC mayor

Eric Adams won the Democratic nomination in the race to replace Mayor Bill de Blasio — eking out a narrow victory in the ranked-choice primary, according to a preliminary count of the final vote tally Tuesday evening.

Adams emerged narrowly ahead of Kathryn Garcia, 50.5 percent to 49.5 percent, according to unofficial figures posted on the BOE’s website.

Adams declared the primary race over in an evening statement.

“While there are still some very small amounts of votes to be counted, the results are clear: an historic, diverse, five-borough coalition led by working-class New Yorkers has led us to victory in the Democratic primary for Mayor of New York City,” he said.

“Now we must focus on winning in November so that we can deliver on the promise of this great city for those who are struggling, who are underserved, and who are committed to a safe, fair, affordable future for all New Yorkers.”

The 403,333 votes for Adams gave him an edge of 8,426 over Garcia, who got 394,907.

The margin is less than the 14,755-vote spread Adams enjoyed after last week’s count — but it appears to be enough to ensure his victory.

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