Former president Donald Trump claimed Wednesday morning that an error made by the New York City Board of Elections in counting ballots in the city's mayoral race somehow backs up his false claims of fraud in the 2020 election.
"Just like in the 2020 Presidential Election, it was announced overnight in New York City that vast irregularities and mistakes were made and that Eric Adams, despite an almost insurmountable lead, may not win the race," Trump said in a statement from his Save America PAC. "The fact is, based on what has happened, nobody will ever know who really won. The Presidential Race was a Scam and a Hoax with numbers and results being found that are massive, shocking, and determinative. Watch the mess you are about to see in New York City, it will go on forever. They should close the books and do it all over again, the old-fashioned way, when we had results that were accurate and meaningful."
In the New York race, the Board of elections mistakenly released a new tally of votes in the Democratic primary on Tuesday, before removing them and citing a discrepancy, according to the New York Times. The results suggested that the race between Eric Adams and his two closest rivals had tightened significantly. The board later released a statement saying it had failed to remove 135,000 sample ballots used to test its new ranked-choice voting software.
Here's how Twitter reacted to Trump's statement.
Trump issuing a statement comparing himself to Eric Adam’s feels like we’ve almost reached the singularity of stupid— Molly Jong-Fast (@Molly Jong-Fast) 1625053943.0
Note: Unlike Trump, Eric Adams won the most votes. https://t.co/14UvfhuAu0— Politics1.com (@Politics1.com) 1625054519.0
@Mediaite here's the thing- the ny board knows and admits the errors. everyone sees the errors rump and his coconsp… https://t.co/RkuEPnsX2d— Amzieaa (@Amzieaa) 1625053517.0
trump the fucking moron is using "NYC Board of Elections" as an example of voter fraud. Someone should tell him it'… https://t.co/g7aGNgQsHv— susieq (I AM SO SICK OF THIS SHIT) (@susieq (I AM SO SICK OF THIS SHIT)) 1625055041.0
Yeh I’m sure NYC would have gone to trump if they counted right… lmfao https://t.co/O7OgGEhDm8— Elise Swanson (@Elise Swanson) 1625055264.0