Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams maintained his lead in New York City’s Democratic mayoral primary after the board of elections processed outstanding absentee ballots, leading Kathryn Garcia by only 8,426 ballots.
By Anash.org reporter
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams maintained his lead in New York City’s Democratic mayoral primary after the board of elections processed outstanding absentee ballots.
In the final ranked choice voting count Adams is ahead of Kathryn Garcia with 50.5% of the vote against Garcia’s 49.5% of the vote.
It appears he is the projected winner of the NYC Democrat Primary race.
There are still some ballots left to account for, and it was not immediately clear on Tuesday whether any of the contenders would mount legal challenges as the race neared its conclusion. All three leading candidates had filed to maintain that option.
However, the Board of Elections said earlier Tuesday that just 4,000 ballots remain outstanding because they include errors that voters are allowed to fix and send back, suggesting Adams’ lead is sizable enough to hold.
The winner of the Democratic nomination will be the overwhelming favorite in the general election against Curtis Sliwa, the Republican nominee and the founder of the Guardian Angels.
Adams was endorsed by the United Crown Heights PAC as well as a number of other Jewish communities across New York. The outgoing borough president and former state senator has a decades-long friendship with the Crown Heights Jewish community, and local activists organized a strong “get out the vote” campaign.
“Eric won by just over 8,400 votes, a slim margin by anyone’s measure,” one activist told Anash.org. “We can proudly say that Chabad and the other Jewish communities gave Eric the win.”