Tomorrow, New York City Democrats go to the polls to nominate a mayoral candidate who will succeed term-limited Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) in a city where Democrats outnumber Republicans by almost a 7:1 ratio.
The primary will be a major test for the ranked choice voting system that will be utilized to determine a majority winner from the 13 candidates whose names will appear on the Democratic ballot. The large number means we could theoretically see a dozen rounds of counting after the ballots are cast.
The leading candidates appear to be Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, former NYC Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia, civil rights activist and attorney Maya Wiley, and former presidential candidate Andrew Yang. Polling models indicate that one of these four will very likely be the primary winner. Other top contenders are former Director of the US Office of Management and Budget Shaun Donovan, Citigroup executive Raymond McGuire, and city Comptroller Scott Stringer.
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