The New York mayoral election has become a Big Apple-sized shitshow.
On Tuesday, the city’s beleaguered Board of Elections released new tallies showing that former Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia had dramatically narrowed the lead of Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams. The results tabulated were from the first set of ranked choice voting results, in what is the first time the city has used RCV. Final results aren’t expected until the end of the month.
Then came an unexpected turn. The Board of Elections removed the tallies from its website, and tweeted that there had been a discrepancy. As elections guru Dave Wasserman noted, “something’s very wrong.”