The New York Daily News reports:
Stunning pizza lovers across all five boroughs, Mayor de Blasio Thursday suggested vegan cheese and clams as potential toppings in an ill-fated effort to explain the newfangled ranked-choice voting system for New York City primary election on June 22.
Hizzoner unveiled a bizarro chart of add-on’s as he tried to demonstrate how New York voters might negotiate the little-understood system that will be used to pick his successor in the June 22 Democratic primary.
The New York Post reports:
De Blasio, holding up a large eight-option “ballot,” ranked green peppers first, olives second, sausage third, mushrooms fourth and pepperoni fifth on his brick-oven ballot.
But pineapple, de Blasio explained, “doesn’t belong on pizza.” “We’re not in California, OK?” de Blasio playfully shouted. “This is sacrilegious in Italy to put pineapple on a pizza. No way.”
The mayor said he’s “not ready” for vegan cheese, which was also a choice on the mock rated-choice ballot, but he “honors what the vegan cheese-makers are doing.”
The team at @DemocracyNYC has put together a tasty test run for New Yorkers to get ready for Ranked Choice Voting!
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) June 10, 2021
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio demos ranked-choice voting using his favorite pizza toppings. pic.twitter.com/QT2FNuqmHu
— The Recount (@therecount) June 10, 2021