Eric Adams’ lead in the Mayoral primaries narrowed considerably as the latest vote tallies were released on Tuesday, with Kathryn Garcia a few percentage points behind. The remaining Democratic candidates, including Maya Wiley, Andrew Yang and Scott Stringer, were eliminated.
Eric Adams‘ lead in the Mayoral primaries narrowed considerably as the latest vote tallies were released on Tuesday, with Kathryn Garcia a few percentage points behind. Adams garnered 51.1% of the votes in the city’s 11th round of ranked-choice voting, while Garcia’s tally stood at 48.9%, data released by the city’s Board of Elections shows.
The remaining Democratic candidates – including Maya Wiley, Andrew Yang and Scott Stringer – were eliminated, according to the data.
Eric Adams blasted the results in a statement released on Tuesday.
“The vote total just released by the Board of Elections is 100,000-plus more than the total announced on election night, raising serious questions. We have asked the Board of Elections to explain such a massive increase and other irregularities before we comment on the Ranked Choice Voting projection. We remain confident that Eric Adams will be the next mayor of New York because he put together a historic five -borough working class coalition of New Yorkers to make our city a safer, fairer, more affordable place,” he said.
The results released on Tuesday are not final, as absentee ballots have yet to be counted. With over 125,000 absentee ballots, and the difference between Adams and Garcia standing at just over 15,000 votes, the absentee votes are able to cause major changes to the final results.