Eric Adams holds wide lead in NYC primary

Wednesday, 23. June 2021 23:01

Retired police officer and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams held a wide lead over his Democratic opponents in the primary election for mayor of New York City with over 80% of the votes counted so far.

As of Wednesday, Adams, who vowed to bring order to New York's streets, won 31% of Democrat votes, while Maya Wiley was behind by more than nine points. Former 2020 presidential candidate Andrew Yang placed fourth as per the current results.

However, New York's ranked-choice vote counts are not expected until June 29, meaning that a winner isn't likely to be declared in the coming days or even weeks. Following the primaries, the city's general election will be held on November 2.

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