New York City’s Board of Elections will launch a brand new tally of votes in the Democratic main for mayor on Tuesday.
Let’s hope it goes higher than it did final week when officers introduced inaccurate figures and had to retract them.
The up to date tally on Tuesday ought to embrace most of the roughly 125,000 Democratic absentee ballots that weren’t included in the first depend. It ought to give us a greater sense of who is probably going to win the race, although ultimate outcomes will not be anticipated till subsequent week.
In a corrected preliminary tally launched final week, Eric Adams, the Brooklyn borough president, was main his closest rival, Kathryn Garcia, the metropolis’s former sanitation commissioner, by simply 14,755 votes, a margin of round 2 share factors.
Mr. Adams wants to maintain on to his lead, whereas Ms. Garcia is hoping to overtake him by profitable extra absentee votes in Manhattan and by showing on extra ballots as voters’ second or third selection. Maya Wiley, a former counsel to Mayor Bill de Blasio, was in third place and believes she nonetheless has an opportunity to win.
The metropolis is utilizing a brand new ranked-choice voting system that permits voters to rank up to 5 candidates in order of choice. Since nobody gained greater than 50 % of first-choice votes, the winner shall be determined by a technique of elimination: Lower-polling candidates are eradicated in rounds, with their votes distributed to whichever candidate these voters ranked subsequent.
Officials didn’t say when to count on the outcomes on Tuesday, however the Board of Elections introduced in a cryptic publish on Twitter on Tuesday morning that the new outcomes ought to arrive throughout “brunch special” hours as a substitute of “club hours” late at night time. That prompted a playful debate on social media over when precisely it’s applicable to eat brunch in New York City.