Gibson surges to lead in Bronx BP Democratic primary

With the first round of the newly implemented ranked-choice voting now in the books, NYC Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson has emerged as the leader of the pack.

In the hotly contested de facto race to elect a new Bronx borough president, Gibson received 39.2% of the Democratic primary first-choice votes holding a margin of 4,171 votes over runner-up Fernando Cabrera, 34.2%, a NYC councilman who represents District-14, according to unofficial numbers from the city Board of Elections.

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