Eric Adams says ballot counting raises “serious questions” after losing the New York City mayor’s race


New York City in a statement released on Tuesday Mayor race Brooklyn President Eric Adams, a front runner, questioned the update of election results for ranked votes, which significantly reduced his winning margin.

“The total number of votes just announced by the Election Commission is more than 100,000 more than the total number announced on election night, raising serious issues,” said Adams. I have written..

Candidates requested the Board to explain the apparent inconsistencies in the latest dumps of ranked voting results.

“We asked the Election Commission to explain such a significant increase and other irregularities before commenting on the forecast of rank-selection voting. Eric Adams made the city of New York more. We are confident that Eric Adams will be the next mayor of New York, as we have formed a working class coalition of historic five districts to make it a safer, fairer and more affordable place.

As of Wednesday, Adams secured a comfortable lead in the New York City primary, with other candidates Maya Wiley and Kathryn Garcia competing for second place.As of Tuesday’s latest number of votes, Garcia jumped to occupy that place and is now chasing Adams by a few percent. point, Or 15,908 votes.Many absentee votes are still unresolved and are waiting to be counted, so the final result may not be confirmed for weeks until it is likely. Mid-July..

The update of the New York City Mayor’s ranked options is promising for the Garcia campaign, and given that 84% of the ballots collected last Wednesday received only 19.5% of the votes, her election. It represents a significant performance improvement.

As of Tuesday evening, perhaps in response to Adams’ statement, the NYC Election Commission (NYCBOE) tweeted a notice admitting a discrepancy in the “Unofficial RCV Round-by-Round Elimination Report.”

“We are aware of any discrepancies in the informal RCV round-by-round removal report. We work with RCV technical staff to identify where the discrepancy occurred. Citizens, elected civil servants, candidates I ask for patience, “said NYCBOE.

This is the first year New York used Ranked elective voting (RCV) system. Voters list candidates in order of priority, for example first, second, third, and so on. Under RCV, candidates who do not get the majority of support may be elected.

Adams when the debut of this method was announced in the New York City primary caveat It would disrupt the dysfunction of the voting process, breed it, and thus indirectly exclude minority voters from participation.

“Everyone knows that black and brown voters and participation will be lost at every layer we place in the process,” Adams said in an interview. Politico November 2020. “The rights of these voters cannot be deprived.”

Proponents of the system argued against it, but with the success story the study In California, voting for ranked options improved the outlook for non-white candidates.

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