More than two weeks after New York City’s primary for mayor, election officials have finished counting votes, and Bill de Blasio has officially avoided a runoff.Mr. de Blasio, a Democrat, finished with 40.81 percent in the primary, which was held Sept. 10. He exceeded the 40 percent threshold to avoid a runoff by about 5,600 votes.Election night results showed Mr. de Blasio with a little over 40 percent of the vote, but tens of thousands of paper ballots remained to be examined, leaving questions about whether there would have to be a runoff.The second-place finisher, William C. Thompson Jr., who received 26.14 percent, withdrew from the race six days after the primary. Mr. Thompson also criticized the city’s Board of Elections, saying that the pace of the vote counting left him with no way of waging a viable campaign given the uncertainty about the election results....In the official results, Mr. Thompson was followed by Christine C. Quinn, the City Council speaker, at 15.74 percent; John C. Liu, the city comptroller, at 6.84 percent; and Anthony D. Weiner, a former congressman, at 4.94 percent.
It's good it ended up with de Blasio getting more than 40%, even if it's just a little more.
It puts to rest any bad feelings from Thompson.
He lost fair and square - de Blasio got over the 40% mark and beat Thompson by over 14 percentage points.