Nearly all of the results from last week’s primary races were decided by wide enough margins, enough to avoid the painstaking recount drama that often besets New York City elections. There was one tight race, however, in a relatively obscure race for a position of Democratic district leader in Flushing, Queens.
9 Votes Separate Candidates in Queens
This race involves a former city councilwoman, Julia Harrison, who has run for several positions since leaving the Council after the 2001 election.
In unofficial results from the New York City Board of Elections, Ms. Harrison is behind by nine votes against Mei-Hua Ru, an insurance executive. Marcus Cederqvist, the executive director of the New York City Board of Elections, said that the machines will be recounted on Tuesday and that the absentee ballots will be counted on Wednesday.