Adams builds solid first-choice lead, but plenty of counting remains in NYC mayor’s race

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It’s all over but the counting.

A roughly 75,000-vote lead should give Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams some comfort that he’s on track toward winning the Democratic nomination for New York City mayor — but that isn’t a certainty just yet.

In the old days, Adams would have advanced to a two-person runoff for the nomination with the second-place finisher, civil rights attorney Maya Wiley. But this is a new era in New York, as voters in the June 22 primary utilized ranked-choice voting (RCV) in the mayor’s race and other citywide contests for the first time — selecting more than one candidate for office, in order of their preference.

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