Bill de Blasio Runoff: He's Hit the Magic Number


According to ABC Eyewitness News, with approximately 50% of the precincts reporting, Bill de Blasio has crossed the magic 40% threshold needed to avoid a runoff. 

No one has called the race yet — but this is a big mental hurdle for de Blasio, who will get an extra three weeks of campaigning to himself if he can avoid a runoff with Bill Thompson, who looks like he'll land in second place.

Other news outlets have yet to put de Blasio past the magic number, but WNYC and the Huffington Post all have him hovering around it.