Former cop Eric Adams wins Democratic mayoral election in New York

Brooklyn Borough chairman Eric Adams had a 1-point lead over his closest rival in voting for the Democratic Party’s nomination for mayor of New York on Tuesday, all but making him the next leader of America’s largest city. would become.

The near-final but still unofficial results were released two weeks after the election and after previous attempts to release preliminary results failed, leading to confusion and criticism of the Election Board.

Tuesday’s table using the city’s new ranked-choice voting system included absentee ballots for the first time, although some of the approximately 125,000 ballots were not counted.

Adams, a former police officer, led Kathryn Garcia, the former head of the city, 50.5% to 49.5% in head-to-head competition after the rest of the field was eliminated.

Civil rights attorney Maya Wiley had stayed in the race thanks to the ranked ballots, which allowed voters to rank up to five candidates in order of preference. But she was in third place in the final results.

The Democratic primary will be heavily favored in November’s election against Republican candidate Curtis Sliwa, the founder of the Guardian Angels citizen patrol, as more than 6-to-1 votes more than Republicans in the city.

(REUTERS)

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