A genuine nightmare is brewing for Democrats, as the laughably incompetent administration of last week’s primary election for mayor of New York City proves the need for election integrity measures being demanded by Republicans. Yesterday, the frontrunner for the Dems’ nomination sued and invited the other candidates to join him as litigants. Julia Marsh reports in the New York Post:
Mayoral candidate and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams filed a preemptive lawsuit Wednesday to “ensure a fair and transparent election process” after the Board of Elections botched the June 22 primary outcome by accidentally including test results in the vote count, leading to 135,000 extra ballots.
“Today we petitioned the court to preserve our right to a fair election process and to have a judge oversee and review ballots, if necessary,” Adams said in a statement.
“We are notifying the other campaigns of our lawsuit through personal service, as required by law, because they are interested parties,” Adams said.
“We invite the other campaigns to join us and petition the court as we all seek a clear and trusted conclusion to this election,” he added.
Republicans have been called treasonous for questioning the ballot counting in swing states in the 2020 election. Now, the front-runner, possibly to be joined by the rest of the Democrat field in the NYC mayor’s race, is so mistrustful that they want a judge looking over the shoulders of the ballot counters.