Richards, Crowley battle for top spot in closely contested Queens borough president race

Voters in Queens used ranked-choice voting to pick between three Democratic candidates running for borough president in the primary election on Tuesday, June 22, with two candidates vying for the top spot in the hotly contested race.

Incumbent Donovan Richards held a small lead over Elizabeth Crowley, the former District 30 councilwoman, as of 8 a.m. Wednesday morning, with term-limited District 26 City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer in third place, with more than 88 percent of precincts reported, according to unofficial results from the city’s Board of Elections (BOE).

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