The NYC Board of Elections has released updated results from last Tuesday’s Democratic primary following the recanvass of the old lever machines, and the outcome is more good news for Bill de Blasio.
After the recount of roughly 5,100 voting machines and so-called “emergency” paper ballots used by those who could for whatever reason not cast their vote in the usual way, de Blasio’s tally stands at 40.88, which is up from 40.33 percent via the unofficial results on primary night.
Thompson was hanging around until most of his supporters told him to get out of the race.
In some delusive way, he seemed to think that if de Blasio fell below 40%. he had a shot to beat him in an October 1 runoff.
Alas, de Blasio is gaining votes so far in the recanvass.
That's the best thing that could happen here.
Let them finish counting the votes and find de Blasio with a higher total than primary night.
It would be nice if Thompson was disabused of any delusive notions he had that he could win a runoff.