Why it matters: New York City's first election using a ranked choice voting system was thrown into disarray when 135,000 test ballots were counted along with the actual ballots, resulting in front-runner Eric Adams' significant lead being cut.
- The error appeared to "confirm worries" that the board that's run by Republicans and Democrats "was unprepared to implement the new system," per AP.
Driving the news: Preliminary results posted Tuesday indicated that Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams had a narrow lead over former sanitation commissioner Kathryn Garcia.
- The board tweeted Tuesday evening that there had been a "discrepancy," without elaborating on the cause of the problem, and it withdrew the vote data from its website.
- The BOE said in its later statement explaining the test ballots error that it had "taken immediate measures to ensure the most accurate up to date results are reported.
seemed to confirm worries that the city’s Board of Elections, which is jointly run by Democrats and Republicans, was unprepared to implement the new system.
Kathryn Garcia jumping from third to second Maya D. Wiley