July 29, 2021

New Yorkers elect a new mayor after a tumultuous, historic primary

Often offended Top-notch poll Among voters, Brooklyn metropolitan mayor Eric Adams – a former police captain who promised to restore security to the city – came in first and reduced the impact of the “money laundering NYPD” movement that had finally set foot in city politics. Year.

“New Yorkers feel this energy,” Adams told reporters in Manhattan on Tuesday morning, reiterating his campaign pledge to reduce gunfire.

Former presidential candidate Andrew Yang, former adviser to former cleaning commissioner Katherine Garcia and de Blasio Maya Wiley have created the pinnacle of crowded racing in recent weeks. Only Yang and Garcia formed a late alliance in the race, which is a common move in other ranking selection campaigns across the country.

The Democratic nominee will not be officially decided until the city election board releases its absentee vote on July 6. Further expanding the vote count is the advent of ranking-choice voting, which allows New Yorkers to choose up to five candidates each. The system starts when no candidate gets 50 percent of the vote in the first exam. The board plans to release the first phase Results On the ranking ballot on June 29th.

Yang spent months in first place after exploding into the primary with high name recognition and relentless positive news. He filmed an advertisement for riding on the popular hurricane roller coaster to learn about the city’s comeback, showing him buying movie tickets with his wife after theaters reopened and the powerful teachers ’union took over school closures.

But the city’s continuous opening throughout the spring blew some air out of Yang’s boat, and his campaign stumbled amid a series of public missteps, proving what critics feared: a candidate who had never voted in his mayoral election had no municipal knowledge to work for 25 years.

Sensing public concern about the crime, Yang adopted a strong anti-crime stance, but said it was difficult to capture the issue from Adams, who has been proud in the police force for 22 years, and spoke openly about being attacked by police as a black teenager in Queens.

The two developed a bitter rivalry, which came to the fore during televised debates. Yang was recently taken away to investigate Adams’ real home Following the story of POLITICO Describes confusing answers and letters describing where he lives.

Adams and his proxies, Yang and Garcia, accused Black New Yorkers of trying to suppress voters. They said their collective appearances were part of a strategy to attract supporters to each other, but Adams downplayed the arrangement, at one point provoking poll lines used to suppress black votes.

Garcia, who was city health commissioner under De Blasio for seven years, caused a surprising upsurge in his first attempt at a public office. He lagged behind in elections and had difficulty raising funds, but the preferred approval of the New York Times and Daily News editorial boards helped him to advance to the top of the race late as he did not sustain many negative attacks. In recent weeks, Adams has begun airing self-deprecating ads.

Leading progressive candidate Wiley competed with City Comptroller Scott Stringer and nonprofit CEO Diane Morales for attention and approval, and did not take enough steam until each of their campaigns exploded.

Wiley decided to join the race last summer because the city was caught up in police accountability struggles that matched his interest and experience. But the land under her was changed and her law enforcement reform agenda did not match the wishes of the majority of voters.

Even the voters, as they chose their candidates on Tuesday Weighed in on the new voting system And provided a variety of reactions.

Shannon Siaretta, 24, of Queens, said: “Instead of choosing a candidate, I can pick a section of them and one of them will stick.”

Others were less interested.

After casting his ballot in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, the retired R.C. Riser, 66, said, “I thought the whole thing was absorbed.” “There are so many candidates and so many offices and it was so hard to get the information available … you never know what anyone is referring to.”