New York City election officials say results released on Tuesday in the Democratic mayoral primary were corrupted by test data never cleared from a computer system.
The election officials retracted their latest report on the vote count after the problem was discovered.
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams surpassed the 50% threshold but his overall lead has shrunk significantly in the unofficial tally on Tuesday after 11 rounds of ranked choice vote tabulation but his lead had shrunk from the first count on election day.
In a statement, the Adams campaign noted that these initial ranked choice voting results appeared to show a discrepancy between the number of votes from primary night and the current tally, raising “serious questions” that the Board of Education needs to answer.
“We remain confident that Eric Adams will be the next mayor of New York because he put together a historic five-borough working class coalition of New Yorkers to make our city a safer, fairer, more affordable place.”
On Twitter, the BOE stated it was aware of the discrepancy.
“We are working with our RCV technical staff to identify where the discrepancy occurred,” the BOE tweeted. “We ask the public, elected officials and candidates to have patience.”
A few hours later election officials retracted their vote totals.
“The Democratic primary for mayor of New York City was thrown into a state of confusion Tuesday when election officials retracted their latest report on the vote count after realizing it had been corrupted by test data never cleared from a computer system.” – AP reported.
Statement by Donald Trump on the New York City Election
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 fact is, based on what has happened, nobody will ever know who really won. The Presidential Race was a Scam and a Hoax with numbers and results being found that are massive, shocking, and determinative. Watch the mess you are about to see in New York City, it will go on forever. They should close the books and do it all over again, the old-fashioned way, when we had results that were accurate and meaningful.
The New York City Election, even though an embarrassment and total mess, is far better and more accurate than my 2020 Presidential Election—so what are people complaining about!