Democrat Eric Adams takes the lead, Andrew Yang admits

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Voters in New York City conducted a poll on the mayor’s primary on Tuesday, but they don’t know which Democrats won for weeks.

A Brand new ranked elective voting system New Yorkers can choose up to five candidates in order of priority. Ranked choices can help other preferred candidates, even if the voter’s top candidate does not have enough support to win. If a candidate receives more than 50% of the votes, the ranked choices will not work.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, all voters had the option of mailing ballots. Winners may not be known until mid-July, as rank selection analysis cannot be performed until after the absentee ballot deadline. Approximately 87,000 absentee votes have been received to count, and many are expected to arrive by mail within a few days.

As of early Wednesday, President Eric Adams of Brooklyn He leads 13 Democratic candidates. With 90% of face-to-face votes counted, former police captain Adams is the number one choice with 31% of ballots. Second place is 22%, followed by civil rights lawyer Maya Wiley, followed by former City Health Director Kathryn Garcia with 20% of the votes.

Entrepreneur and former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang admitted after finishing fourth on Tuesday night. “I’m a number guy,” he told his supporters. “And based on the numbers coming in tonight, I’m not going to be the next mayor of New York City.”

Due to term restrictions, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) will not run again.In Republican primary, There were only two candidates, and Curtis Sliwa, the founder of the Guardian Angels patrol group, defeated businessman Fernando Mateo.

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