The New York Daily News reports:
It’s all about the absentees. Eric Adams’ lead in the city’s Democratic mayoral race shrunk drastically after ranked-choice tabulations were released Tuesday — with Kathryn Garcia trailing him by less than 16,000 votes, meaning the winner will be determined by scores of yet-to-be-counted absentee ballots.
After 11 rounds of ranked-choice counting, Adams, Brooklyn’s borough president, held the lead with 51.1% of the vote over Garcia, the city’s former sanitation commissioner, who clinched 48.9%, according to unofficial results released by the Board of Elections. Just 15,908 ballots separated the two candidates.
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— Scott Shafer (@scottshafer) June 29, 2021
Wow. Tight results in the NYC mayoral election (RCV just came out): Kathryn Garcia barely beats Maya Wiley in the penultimate round, then closes most but not all of the gap with Eric Adams in the final round.
Adams 51%, Garcia 49%. A gap of 16K votes.
(120K+ ballots remain.)
— Taniel (@Taniel) June 29, 2021
— Colleen Jenkins (@colleenjenk) June 29, 2021
Adams: “The vote total just released… is 100,000-plus more than the total announced on election night, raising serious questions. We have asked the BOE to explain such a massive increase and other irregularities before we comment on the Ranked Choice Voting projection."
— Jacob Kornbluh (@jacobkornbluh) June 29, 2021