Eric Adams wins New York City Democratic mayoral race after keeping narrow lead over Kathryn Garcia

Posted on AllSides July 7th, 2021
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Brooklyn borough president Eric Adams won New York City's Democratic mayoral primary Tuesday after newly counted ballots showed him narrowly holding his lead in the tight race featuring ranked choice voting.

The results released Tuesday included most of the more than 125,000 Democratic mail-in votes. Adams remained ahead of former Department of Sanitation commissioner Kathryn Garcia in the final ranked choice voting elimination round of the partial results but saw his advantage thin.

Adams held a 1%, or 8,426 votes, lead over Garcia in the Democratic primary. Although narrow, the Board of Elections said fewer than 1,000 outstanding ballots had...

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