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De Blasio Finally, Officially Wins Primary Without a Runoff

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Just two and a half weeks after the city’s primary election, Bill de Blasio officially avoided a runoff with 40.81 percent of the vote. That tally, certified a leisurely four days before a runoff would have taken place, includes absentee ballots and adjusts the final count of machine votes slightly down from 40.9 percent. Thank Manhattan for the extra delay: While the four other boroughs had their results certified by Tuesday, an even two weeks after the election, Manhattan’s took til Friday. Timely!

De Blasio Officially Wins Without a Runoff