Kathryn Garcia Gains Ground In Unofficial NYC Mayoral Results
Written by Huffingtonpost on June 29, 2021
Kathryn Garcia trails Eric Adams by a slender margin in New York Metropolis’s Democratic mayoral main after town’s board of elections ran outcomes by way of the ranked-choice voting system, eliminating candidates till solely two had been left.
Following 11 rounds of elimination, Adams, the Brooklyn borough president, leads Garcia, the previous sanitation commissioner, 51.1% to 48.9%.
The outcomes stay unofficial, as a result of they don’t account for the roughly 125,000 absentee ballots that Democrats have submitted.
Every week after Election Day although, there’s something constructive for each Adams and Garcia to focus on in these preliminary returns: Adams retains his lead, however Garcia surges from third place to inside hanging distance of Adams.
On election night time, earlier than the beginning of the ranked-choice elimination course of, Adams had 31.7% of first-choice votes, in contrast with 22.2% for civil rights lawyer Maya Wiley, and 19.5% for Garcia.
Wiley, who seems to have misplaced floor since election night time, launched an announcement suggesting that she is ready for official outcomes that account for absentee ballots.
“I stated on election night time, we should enable the democratic course of to proceed and rely each vote in order that New Yorkers think about our democracy and authorities,” she stated. “And we should all assist its outcomes.”
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