The two Democrats vying for their party’s nomination for New York City mayor spent today waiting as city elections officials recanvass the 640,000 votes cast in Tuesday’s primary.
Former comptroller Bill Thompson, who finished second Tuesday, has refused to bow out of the race. He reiterated Friday his belief that all votes should be counted in the recanvassing effort, which validates the vote count from more than 5,000 voting machines used on election night. His decision comes despite urging by some fellow Democrats, unions and surrogates that he get behind the campaign of front-runner Bill de Blasio. Read more at The Wall Street Journal.