NYC: Mayoral vote count stymied by ‘discrepancy’ in ranked-vote tally

NYC: Mayoral vote count stymied by ‘discrepancy’ in ranked-vote tally

[Ed. – Apparently the Adams campaign is attacking democracy by questioning the vote with a conspiracy theory.]

The latest tally of votes released Tuesday afternoon had shown Eric Adams leading Kathryn Garcia by a little more than 2 percentage points, or 15,908 votes.

But shortly after the release of those results, the Board of Elections released a statement saying it had become aware of a “discrepancy” in the vote tally report and was looking into it. Then, not long after that, the ranked-choice tabulations appeared to be taken down from the website. …

The board’s initial tweet came not long after Adams, the Brooklyn borough president, released a statement pushing back on the new count, saying he was seeking clarification from the city Board of Elections.

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“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. 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. …”

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