The New York Post reports:
Eric Adams commanded a formidable 10-point lead of the first-choice votes in New York City’s hotly contested Democratic mayoral primary Tuesday. Late returns showed the Brooklyn borough president well ahead of the pack — but it will be a couple of weeks before a winner can actually be declared.
The first round of the Democratic mayoral primary voting had Adams (212,963 votes), Maya Wiley (150,675 votes) and Kathryn Garcia (139,438 votes) one, two, three, with 95 percent of the precincts reporting.
But Adams, a former NYPD captain, had opened a daunting lead, with 30.95 percent of the 693,323 ballots counted just before midnight.
The New York Daily News reports:
Andrew Yang gracefully bowed out of the Democratic mayoral primary Tuesday evening, telling supporters he just didn’t have the numbers to take the lead.
“You all know I am a numbers guy,” he said during a gathering of volunteers and supporters at the Yotel in Midtown Manhattan. “I’m someone who traffics in what’s happening by the numbers, and I’m not going to be the next mayor of New York City … I am conceding this race.”
I was just literally told I am “not on the list” for the Eric Adams election night party and only certain media are allowed. Absolutely bizarre.
— Ross Barkan (@RossBarkan) June 22, 2021
— David Freedlander (@freedlander) June 22, 2021
Eric Adams tonight: “Social media does not pick a candidate, people on social security pick a candidate”
— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) June 23, 2021
Eric Adams is a former cop, a former Republican, and potentially doesn’t even live in NYC. Yet it looks like he’s going to likely be the city’s next mayor.
Wow. Just wow.
— Frederick Joseph (@FredTJoseph) June 23, 2021