Eric Adams will likely be New York City's next mayor. (306327)
Eric Adams will likely be New York City’s next mayor. Credit: Eric Adams Campaign

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams has clinched the Democratic nomination for New York City mayor, according to the Associated Press and the Huffington Post. Given the city’s Democratic tilt, the primary win all but assures him the reins of the nation’s largest city.

“While there are still some very small amounts of votes to be counted, the results are clear: a historic, diverse, five-borough coalition led by working-class New Yorkers has led us to victory in the Democratic primary for Mayor of New York City,” Adams said in a statement. “Now we must focus on winning in November so that we can deliver on the promise of this great city for those who are struggling, who are underserved, and who are committed to a safe, fair, affordable future for all New Yorkers.”

The AP recognizing Adams’s victory follows the New York City Board of Election releasing a highly anticipated batch of election results.

The results, which reflected previously uncounted absentee ballots, showed Adams maintaining his lead in a heated contest that came to a close two weeks ago and was briefly sullied by a massive vote-counting error.

Adams would be the city’s second Black mayor. The city’s first Black mayor, David Dinkins, served from 1990 to 1993.Er