Board of Elections certifies mayoral primary, other New York City races

NEW YORK (WABC) -- Results in the mayoral primary and other city races have now been certified by the Board of Elections -- with the exception of two city council races, which will be going to a hand recount.

The races between Bill Perkins and Kristin Richardson Jordan for his Harlem city council seat and David Carr and Marko Kepi on Staten Island are both now within .5%, triggering a manual recount.

Carr, who is currently chief of staff for City Council Minority Leader Steven Matteo, had already declared victory. But his race against Kepi is now within the recount threshold with additional votes counted.

Raw ballot data from all races will be released once the two outstanding council races are certified.

Earlier this month, Eric Adams was projected to win the Democratic primary winner over Kathryn Garcia.

"This is an historic moment for the working people of New York-and I am so proud of our campaign and what it has accomplished," Adams said Tuesday. "Now we must build on this movement to carry our campaign forward through the general election and on to City Hall so that we can deliver for everyday New Yorkers."

Adams will face Republican nominee Curtis Sliwa in the November General Election.

Mayor Bill de Blasio, a Democrat, was barred by the city charter from seeking a third term.

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