WASHINGTON (AP) — The Associated Press has declared Eric Adams the winner of the Democratic primary for mayor of New York City after nearly all absentee ballots were counted, leaving no path for his closest competitors to catch him. The Brooklyn Borough president led Kathryn Garcia by a little more than 8,400 votes, or about 1 percentage point, after election officials finished tallying the results under the city’s ranked choice voting system. Election officials were still scrutinizing a few thousand absentee ballots to determine if they are valid. But there weren’t enough to alter the outcome.
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