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NYC mayoral primary race thrown into chaos - Board of Elections botches vote count
The Democratic primary race for mayor was thrown into chaos Tuesday as the city Board of Elections appeared to have botched the count amid the city’s first ranked-choice election —adding more than 140,000 pre-election “test” ballots that hadn’t been cleared from a computer.
Preliminary results released earlier in the day showed a total of 941,832 ballots cast for mayor, an increase of more than 140,000 from the 799,827 that were counted on June 22, the day of the primary.
The glaring discrepancy at first went unnoticed until it was flagged by front-runner Eric Adams. “The vote total just released by the Board of Elections is 100,000-plus more than the total announced on election night, raising serious questions,” an Adams spokesman said.