This is a very interesting story. Brooklyn borough chief Eric Adams had a sizeable lead over former sanitation commissioner Kathryn Garcia. He has a lead of 16,000 votes over Garcia but now officials claim that tally was no good because they did not erase the test tallies before counting the actual votes.
Now, the race is incredibly close. I have to wonder if it has anything to do with Adams being a law and order candidate or not.
Is this just a case of shenanigans to get the desired result? I would be lying if I claimed it was because I just don’t know because the city government led by Bill de Blasio, is so inept it is a possibility.
There were 13 candidates in the race and that probably confused the election officials somewhat. The results of the election are not expected until the middle of July.
They claim that when they added up the votes they found there were 140,000 more votes than were cast. Sound familiar?
In the original count, Adams was ahead with Maya Wiley second and Garcia third. So Garcia has already moved up to second place, so it will be interesting to see if Garcia wins from the mail-in ballots and that would be seriously suspicious.
Just like Trump was leading by large margins on election night and then lost almost all of the swing states. It’s like deja vu as Yogi Berra would say.
The City Council’s Black, Latino, and Asian Caucus also said the BOE did not post “timely and accurate results and pointed out that “our members warned the public for months that the city was ill-prepared to execute elections under the new ranked-choice voting system and the concerns they raised continue to be borne out by facts.”
Garcia and Wiley also slammed the BOE in statements released late Tuesday.
“Today, we have once again seen the mismanagement that has resulted in a lack of confidence in results, not because there is a flaw in our election laws, but because those who implement it have failed too many times,” Wiley said.
Garcia also demanded a “complete explanation” and called the error “deeply troubling.”