June 30, 2021

PAST PERFORMANCE IS NO GUARANTEE OF FUTURE RESULTS:

● Shot: Eric Adams suggests ‘irregularities’ as New York City mayor’s race tightens.

According to New York City Board of Elections officials, the final results from New York City’s first ranked-choice-voting primary, a hotly contested Democratic contest, may not be tabulated until July.

In ranked-choice voting, voters can list up to five candidates. If no candidate gets at more than 50% in the first round, voting tabulation continues in additional rounds. The candidate who places last in each round is eliminated, and those votes are shifted to the voter’s next-choice candidate.

“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,” Adams said in a statement Tuesday.”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.”

—ABC News, today.

Chaser:

As Allahpundit writes, “It would be a phenomenal troll by Trump if he issued a statement expressing solidarity with Adams in his pursuit of ‘election integrity’ in NYC.”

UPDATE (6/30): Here we go! Trump Compares NYC Mayoral Race to 2020 Election: ‘An Embarrassment and Total Mess.’

“Just like in the 2020 Presidential Election, it was announced overnight in New York City that vast irregularities and mistakes were made and that Eric Adams, despite an almost insurmountable lead, may not win the race,” the former president said in a statement on Wednesday.

Trump went on to state that “nobody will ever know who really won” the race and suggested the New York City Board of Elections should “close the books and do it all over again.”

Confusion gripped the city’s mayoral race on Tuesday night after preliminary tabulations from the elections board showed candidate Adams crossing the 50 percent threshold after 11 rounds of ranked-choice voting for the Democratic primary.

After criticizing the 2020 election so severely, why can’t leftist New York get their own elections right?

(Updated and bumped.)

ANOTHER UPDATE (FROM GLENN): Heh.

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