Former black policeman Eric Adams appeared to win Tuesday’s Democratic primary for mayor of New York, according to U.S. media reports that would put him at the gates of City Hall, but some were reluctant to acknowledge the victory, but no firm results were provided by the New York election office.
Eric Adams, a 60-year-old and current mayor of Brooklyn County, received 50.5% of the vote, or 403,000 registered voters, according to results released Tuesday by the Office.
Katherine Garcia, 51, a former town hall leader for cleanliness who is new to politics but has a reputation for effectiveness in dealing with crises, received 49.5% of the vote, 8,426 less than Adams.
The New York election office, known for making mistakes in the past, did not immediately say how many votes should be counted. He is scheduled to release the final results in mid-July.
The American Associated Press reported on Adams’ success, but Katherine Garcia did not immediately admit defeat and many local media outlets were wary.
Crime is on the rise
Eric Adams, like Katherine Garcia, is more central. Rejecting calls to reduce the police budget – the #BlackLivesLatter movement’s appeal – he has focused much of his campaign on fighting crime.
Crime in major U.S. metropolitan areas – as in many American cities – has been on the rise since the summer of 2020, especially with massacres and shootings erupting, condemned by Republicans as the result of Democratic candles.
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