The New York City Board of Elections allegedly made a serious error in counting votes in the recent Democrat mayoral primary race and has now removed the election results from its website.
“The results released earlier in the day had suggested that the race between Eric Adams and his two closest rivals had tightened significantly,” The New York Times reported. “By late Tuesday evening, the tabulations had been taken down, replaced by a new advisory that the ranked-choice results would be available ‘starting on June 30.’”
Shortly after the the NYC Board of Elections posted the results, it released a statement on Twitter stating that a “discrepancy” had happened that it was working to fix.
“We are aware there is a discrepancy in the unofficial RCV round by round elimination report,” the elections board said in a statement. “We are working with our RCV technical staff to identify where the discrepancy occurred. We ask the public, elected officials and candidates to have patience.”
The NYC Board of Elections then released a longer statement, writing:
The Board of Elections conducts rigorous and mandatory pre-qualification testing for every election. It has been determined that ballot images used for testing were not cleared from the Election Management System (EMS). EMS produces Cast Vote Records (CVR) from ballot images. RCV software uses the CVR to produce unofficial results.
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