Election officials admitted they accidentally included “test” results in the vote count, resulting in 135,000 extra ballots. (NYC Dem primary) Over 15% of the total vote!

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The too-close-to-call Democratic primary race that will likely decide New York’s next mayor was thrown into disarray after election officials admitted they accidentally included “test” results in the vote count, leading to 135,000 extra ballots.

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The botching of the city’s first ranked-choice election was first flagged by front-runner Eric Adams, who pointed out that preliminary results from the Board of Elections showed that 941,832 votes were cast for the Democratic mayoral nomination, a huge increase from the 799,827 that were counted on primary day last week.

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The BOE clarified its screwup in a tweet Tuesday night.

nypost.com/2021/06/29/boe-botched-nyc-mayoral-primary-results-by-including-test-run/

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