Mayoral frontrunner Eric Adams continued to sow doubt about the ranked-choice voting alliance struck between rival candidates Andrew Yang and Kathryn Garcia on Sunday, sending out a press release calling it “voter suppression,” and insinuating for a second time at a press conference that the alliance was an effort to stop the election of a Black man as mayor.
Speaking outside St. George Episcopal Church in Bedford-Stuyvesant Sunday morning, Adams said he thought Garcia and Yang had made the announcement on Juneteenth, as a deliberate slight towards him, one of seven Black candidates who are on the Democratic ballot for mayor.
“Where people are talking about, ‘How do we lift up Black and brown people in the city as well as all New Yorkers, that was their symbol on June 19th, on the federal holiday,” Adams said. “So I have a problem with that.” A day earlier Adams called the Garcia-Yang alliance a “backroom deal”…
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