NYC mayoral primary descends into chaos: Board of Elections admits 135K TEST ballots were counted after frontrunner Eric Adams questioned his narrowing lead
New York City's election officials on Tuesday night admitted 135,000 test ballots were mistakenly counted as real ones
Earlier on Tuesday they announced that after 11 rounds of ranked-choice vote tallying Eric Adams led Kathryn Garcia 51.1 per cent to 48.9 per cent
Adams questioned the initial ranked choice voting results, which he said had 'irregularities'
It is unclear if the 135,000 erroneous votes will affect Wiley's candidacy
Most are said to have gone to candidates who have since been knocked out Adams also received a substantial number of the test votes
It remains unclear how removing them from the system will affect the candidates current place in the running
Board of Elections has given no indication that the vote will have to be re-held
So far 941,832 in-person votes have been counted and 124,000 absentee ballots remain to be tallied
On Monday former front-runner Andrew Yang declared: 'It's almost mathematically impossible for Eric Adams not to win'
The first absentee ballots results are not expected to be tallied until July 6, Garcia would need to win about 58.4 percent to 41.6 percent to beat Adams