After the New York City
Board of Elections
processed outstanding absentee ballots, Brooklyn
Borough President Eric Adams
maintained his lead in the Democratic
The outcome, announced by the New York City Board of Elections on Tuesday, positions Adams for victory in a tense race that ended two weeks ago and has since been tainted by a massive vote-counting error. Adams is set to face Republican
nominee Curtis Sliwa in a general election in which the Democrat is heavily favored.
In the end, the multiple rounds of elimination in the ranked-choice voting
system – first with in-person votes
, then with absentee ballots – confirmed the outcome that was most likely when the polls closed on June 22.
That night, Adams had a sizable lead in first-choice, in-person votes, ahead of civil rights
attorney Maya Wiley
and former sanitation commissioner Kathryn Garcia
, in that order.
Garcia moved into second place, narrowing Adams' lead, according to preliminary results released
last Wednesday, which did not include absentee ballots.
Following the NYC Board of Elections’ release of incorrect results on June 29, all three major candidates filed lawsuits, allowing them to seek judicial review of the board’s actions or challenge
other aspects of the results.
The NYC Board of Elections, a hotbed of corruption
, initially included test ballots in its official tallies.
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