Kathryn Garcia, Maya Wiley Concede NYC Mayoral Race to Eric Adams

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Eric Adams has won the Democratic primary for mayor of New York City. and his top opponents, Kathryn Garcia and Maya Wiley have conceeded the race.

Adams, the Brooklyn borough president, bested a large Democratic field in New York’s first major race to use ranked choice voting.

Garcia, a former city sanitation commissioner had trailed Adams by 8,426 votes, or a little more than 1 percentage point. Garcia said she is “proof that outsiders without the backing of the political establishment and determined women are a force to be reckoned with.”

Wiley, a civil rights attorney who was in third place in the primary vote tally told reporters that the campaigs brought a diverse selection of candidates for voters to choos from. “I congratulate every last one of them,” Wiley said.

The Associated Press called the race for Adams based on mail-in ballot results in the June 22 primary that were added to the vote count Tuesday. Adams will be the second Black mayor of the nation’s largest city if he wins the general election in November.

Adams, 60, is a moderate Democrat who opposed the “defund the police” movement while acknowledging the reality of abuse such as he himself faced as a teenager when he was beaten by officers.

With Democrats outnumbering Republicans 7 to 1 in the city, Adams will be heavily favored to defeat Republican Curtis Sliwa in the general election.

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