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A Huge Upset May Be Brewing in New York City

Kathryn Garcia, Democratic candidate for New York City mayor, speaks during a campaign appearance in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, N.Y., May 11, 2021. (Brendan McDermid/Reuters)

New York City’s new ranked-choice voting system (RCV) is looking like it may deliver the mayoralty to Kathryn Garcia, even though the morning after the Democratic primary she was in third place, behind both former liberal cop turned law-and-order candidate Eric Adams and MSNBC socialist Maya Wiley, who was endorsed by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Garcia positioned herself as the managerial competence candidate, an argument that won over the New York Times, and cited her experience as a city administrator. So what part of the metropolis did she run? Er, the Sanitation Department. Under Bill de Blasio. If you want to know

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