Eric Adams sues to ensure a ‘fair election process’ after BOE botches vote count

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.

The suit was filed Wednesday in Kings County Supreme Court.

Voters wait to mark their ballots
Voters wait to mark their primary ballots at Frank McCourt High School, in New York, June 22, 2023.

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