With news outlets reporting that the final vote in the Democratic primary will likely be subject to a recount, it's unclear whether Bill de Blasio and Bill Thompson will face off again.
NY1 reports that Board of Elections will do a recount to determine whether De Blasio got 40%— Dan Amira (@DanAmira) September 11, 2013
Here are current standings with some 97% of precincts reporting:
De Blasio's win is razor-thin above the 40% necessary to avoid a runoff, so it looks like the New York Board of Elections is going to do a recount. Paper machines will be opened, and all ballots will have to be recounted. This could be a very drawn-out process, unfortunately:
NY1 says machines will be opened on Friday, paper ballots next Monday. That takes us through 1/3 of the entire runoff campaign.— Steve Kornacki (@SteveKornacki) September 11, 2013
So, to recap: the two Bills are likely to have an ongoing standoff that could last several days, or even until Monday. Eliot Spitzer's comeback tour is over, and voters have opted instead for NYC Borough President Scott Stringer to represent them as comptroller. And Weiner is permagone, after being chased through a McDonald's by Sydney Leathers.
Then he flipped off a reporter.
Welcome to New York, folks. Have a good night.