Hours after the New York City’s Board of Elections released an updated ranked voting tally for the Democratic Primary which showed frontrunner Eric Adams’ lead shrinking considerably, BOE officials acknowledged a ‘discrepancy’ in the ballot count.
On the day of the primary, the BOE reported just under 800,000 votes with 96.6% of scanners reporting. On Tuesday, however, the tally was 941,832 votes – nearly 20% higher, according to PIX11.
“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,” Adam’s campaign said in an emailed statement. “We have asked the Board of Elections to explain such a massive increase and other irregularities before we comment on the Ranked Choice Voting projection.”
The Board of Elections acknowledged the discrepancy.
We are aware there is a discrepancy in the unofficial RCV round by round elimination report. We are working with our RCV technical staff to identify where the discrepancy occurred. We ask the public, elected officials and candidates to have patience.
— NYC Board of Elections (@BOENYC) June 29, 2021
‘Some liberal activists on Twitter responded by claiming that Adams has gone “full-blown Trump”
Popular writer and journalist who also leans left responded to the attack against Adams and jumped in on the latest controversy
Seems pretty insulting to imply that Eric Adams is somehow following and copying Trump instead of making his own choices.
Seems desperately partisan to blame Trump for a Democratic NYC Mayoral candidate’s actions.
Why are so many liberals rooting for Garcia over Adams? https://t.co/WsksLgYgY2
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) June 29, 2021