The claims by frontrunner Eric Adams, the Brooklyn borough president and former NYPD captain, have laid the groundwork for him to contest the results if the race doesn’t go his way — an echo of the fallout from the 2020 presidential election.
Adams, who is Black, implied the alliance between Kathryn Garcia and Andrew Yang was a form of voter suppression, though such arrangements are one of the intended outcomes of ranked-choice voting.
Asked Monday if he would accept the results of the election, Adams didn’t make any promises. “Can you assure voters that’s not what you’re doing here?” a reporter asked, referencing former President Donald Trump’s claims that the presidential election was stolen. “Yes,” Adams replied. “I assure voters that no one is gonna steal the election from me.”
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The accusations of voter disenfranchisement by frontrunner @ericadamsfornyc have laid the groundwork for him to contest the results if the race doesn’t go his way — an echo of the fallout from the 2020 election. https://t.co/ILumIjVPnm via @erinmdurkin @Giambusso @politicony
— Quint Forgey (@QuintForgey) June 22, 2021