NYC Recount: Board of Elections Will Have Results Early Next Week
The race for the Democratic primary for NYC mayor isn't close, but it's close enough to trigger a recount by the Board of Elections. With 98% of precincts reporting this morning, Bill de Blasio has captured 40.2% of the vote. He needs 40% or more to avoid a runoff with the second place candidate, Bill Thompson, who currently has 26.0% of the vote.
While the campaign takes a day off to commemorate 9/11, the Board of Elections is expected to complete its recount early next week (the week of September 16 -22). If, after the recount, de Blasio has 40.0% of the vote or more, he would go to the general election against the Republican candidate, Joe Lhota, on November 5. If not, he would be forced into a runoff with Bill Thompson on October 1.
Graphic via the Huffington Post.