104 and 25,626

Only 104 votes separate Kristin Jordan from the incumbent, Bill Perkins. 104 ballots (out of 25,626 ballots cast in the City Council 9 race means that we’re headed for a manual recount.

We have not heard from the Board of Elections specifically that Bill Perkins’ wife – a patronage appointee to the NYC Board of Elections – has (or will) recuse herself from the process.

According to an article in The City:

https://www.thecity.nyc/2021/7/13/22576294/bill-perkins-council-seat-manual-recount-likely

This manual recount will take weeks to accomplish.

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