NYC mayoral primary race thrown into chaos as BOE botches vote count

NYC mayoral primary race thrown into chaos as BOE botches vote count
Eric Adams (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – Why doesn’t the board just ask Democratic leaders who’s supposed to win, which should make life easier?]

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 135,000 pre-election “test” ballots that hadn’t been cleared from a computer.

According to a BOE statement Tuesday night, “it has determined that ballot images used for testing were not cleared from the Election Management System . . .

“The Board apologizes for the error and has taken immediate measures to ensure the most accurate up to date results are reported.”

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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.

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