Adams Leads NYC Dem Mayoral Primary, Yang Concedes

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.”