NEW YORK – The polls have closed in the Big Apple as New Yorkers voted Tuesday to pick their next mayor in what could be one of the most consequential elections in the city’s recent history.
But don’t expect a clear winner tonight: With the new ranked-choice voting system and an increased number of absentee ballots in the tightly contested Democratic race, New Yorkers will probably have to wait until July for a full count.
The crowded Democratic field has drawn eight major candidates, and while two Republicans are running in their party’s primary, the Democratic winner on Tuesday is all but sure to win the general election in November.
Polling has shown former police captain
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