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Eric Adams Files Lawsuit To Ensure 'Fair Election Process' After NYC Board Botches Election Count

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Eric Adams Files Lawsuit To Ensure 'Fair Election Process' After NYC Board Botches Election Count

Authored by Jack Phillips via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours),

New York City mayoral candidate Eric Adams’ campaign filed a lawsuit Wednesday after the city’s Board of Elections released an inaccurate vote tally in the Democratic primary.

“Today we petitioned the court to preserve our right to a fair election process and to have a judge oversee and review ballots, if necessary,” his campaign said in a statement.

We are notifying the other campaigns of our lawsuit through personal service, as required by law, because they are interested parties.”

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams speaks on the steps of New York City Hall on July 9, 2014. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Adams, the Brooklyn Borough president, called on “other campaigns to join us and petition the court as we all seek a clear and trusted conclusion to this election.”

The city’s Election Board, which is run by Democrats and Republicans, on Tuesday night said it inadvertently added some 135,000 so-called “test ballots” to the count, throwing the process into disarray. The agency released the data as part of a simulation of how ranked-choice voting would play out following the initial count of votes.

Adams, a former police officer, had emerged as the Democrat frontrunner following the initial vote count on Primary Day last week. But he lost much of his lead and was ahead of Kathryn Garcia, the city’s former sanitation commissioner, by about 15,900 votes, or around 2 percent, after the Board of Elections released the latest data on Tuesday.

Adams’ campaign publicly pointed out the vote discrepancy shortly after the faulty count was released....

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