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New York City Mayor's Race "Plunges Into Chaos" As 130,000 'Test-Run' Votes Lead To Unprecedented "Discrepancy"

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by Tyler Durden
Wednesday, Jun 30, 2021 - 06:55 AM

Update (2220ET): The BOE has confirmed Hardt's reporting:

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Update (2220ET): Wtih the New York City Mayoral race "plunged into chaos" (as the NYT puts it), journalist Bob Hardt now reports that the Board of Elections counted 130,000 'test-run' votes, which would account for most of the 'discrepancy' reported earlier. Hardt added that the BoE will now head 'back to the drawing board' to produce corrected ranked-choice numbers tomorrow. Presumably by then the outcome of the election will have been decided and things can go smoother then...

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Hours after the New York City's Board of Elections released an updated ranked voting tally for the Democratic Primary which showed frontrunner Eric Adams' lead shrinking considerably, BOE officials acknowledged a 'discrepancy' in the ballot count.

At issue: on the day of the primary, the BOE reported just under 800,000 votes with 96.6% of scanners reporting. On Tuesday, however, the tally was 941,832 votes - nearly 20% higher, according to PIX11.

The new figures narrows Adams' lead over former sanitation commissioner Kathryn Garcia to just 51.9% (368,898) to 48.9% (352,990) - while there are still 100,000 absentee ballots which need to be processed, and could tip Garcia over the top.

In response, Adams' campaign fired off a statement questioning the count, and demanding an explanation for the "irregularities."

"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," reads the statement. "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."

Liberals, in response, accused Adams of going 'full Trump' and spreading 'the big lie' - that the election isn't as secure as advertised.

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