Brooklyn Borough President and former New York police captain Eric Adams was leading in the first round of counting in the city’s New York Democratic mayoral primary after a campaign focused on law enforcement. The campaign’s early front-runner Andrew Yang conceded defeat.
With almost three-fourths of the precincts reporting Tuesday, Adams had about 31% of the vote, followed by former Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia and civil rights lawyer Maya Wiley with about 21% each. Yang, who unsuccessfully sought the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020, trailed with about 12%.
“I’m conceding this race,” Yang, the tech entrepreneur, told supporters. “I’m a numbers guy, I’m someone who traffics in what happens
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