Trump cites botched New York mayoral primary as proof ‘our elections are a mess’: Report

The results of the Democratic primary race for mayor of New York City are still up in the air a week after ballots were cast due to what many are describing as a bungled counting job by the city’s Board of Elections.

The botched count even prompted a rebuke from former President Donald Trump, who said Wednesday that the “disaster” in the Big Apple only serves as further evidence of his long-held assertion that “our elections are a mess” in the United States.

“It’s a disaster”

According to reports, New York City’s Board of Elections has yet to release the official results of the Democratic mayoral primary race after acknowledging that its initial vote count mistakenly included roughly 135,000 “test ballots” that should have been cleared from the system before officials started counting the real ballots.

Trump raised the issue during a roundtable discussion with law enforcement and elected officials in Texas. “Check out the New York election today, by the way, they just realized it’s a disaster,” he remarked Wednesday, according to Breitbart. “They’re unable to count the votes.”

The former president described the situation as “sick.”

“We better get our elections straightened out because you’re going to have a runaway country,” he said, as Breitbart reported. “You’re going to have a banana republic, you’re going to have a third-world country here pretty soon because our elections are a mess.”

“Nobody will ever know who really won”

Trump also issued a written statement later Wednesday decrying the handling of the New York mayoral primary, the New York Post reported.

“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,” the former president said, naming the frontrunner and likely victor. “The fact is, based on what has happened, nobody will ever know who really won.”

Trump went on to say that “the mess you are about to see in New York City, it will go on forever,” declaring:

They should close the books and do it all over again, the old-fashioned way, when we had results that were accurate and meaningful.

Even liberals are admitting it

Perhaps surprisingly, Trump isn’t the only one claiming vindication over the botched mayoral election in the Big Apple. Even left-leaning outlet The Week begrudgingly acknowledged “that American elections in general are corrupt and unreliable, producing untrustworthy results.”

“That’s what Trump alleged during the summer and fall of 2020, before any ballots [had] been cast or counted. And that’s what the shambolic Democratic primary in New York City has now vindicated,” The Week senior correspondent Damon Linker wrote Wednesday.

“The United States is undergoing a precipitous collapse in the authority of its institutions, public as well as private, that is driven, in part, by evidence of their incompetence and corruption. Self-government, meanwhile, depends on the existence of institutions that can be trusted to determine the outcome of election contests fairly and accurately,” he concluded, adding:

Put those two facts together and we’re left with the extremely dangerous possibility that the official results of elections will be routinely rejected by participants and their supporters. That is a recipe for democratic breakdown far more severe than anything we’ve seen up to now.

Share on facebook
Share To Facebook

Welcome to our comments section. We want to hear from you!

Any comments with profanity, advocacy of violence, harassment, personally identifiable information or other violations will be removed. If you feel your comment has been removed in error please contact us!

9 Responses

  1. I am making a good salary from home $6580-$7065/week , which is amazing under a year ago I was jobless in a horrible economy. I thank God every day I was blessed with these instructions and now it’s my duty to pay it forward and share it with Everyone,

    Here is I started.……………………………….>> https://www.CashApp1.Com

  2. You Might Like
  3. I am making a good salary from home $6580-$7065/week , which is amazing under a year ago I was jobless in a horrible economy. I thank God every day I was blessed with these instructions and now it’s my duty to pay it forward and share it with Everyone,

    Here is I started.……………………………….>> https://www.CashApp1.Com

  4. I make more then $12,000 a month online. It’s enough to comfortably replace my old jobs income, especially considering I only work about 11 to 12 hours a week from home. I was amazed how easy it was after I tried it…GOOD LUCK..
    HERE ➤➤ https://www.CashApp3.com

  5. I get paid more than $120 to $130 per hour for working online. I heard about this job 3 months ago and after joining this i have earned easily $15k from this without having online working skills. This is what I do.www.income200.com

  6. ◄ WORK AT HOME ►
    My last month paycheck was for 11000 dollars… All i did was simple online work from comfort at home for 3-4 hours/day that I got from this agency I discovered over the internet and they paid me for it 95 bucks every hour…. for more info visit any tab this site Thanks a lot …………………….. https://w­w­w.Usd.Works68.c­o­m

  7. dollars earning online more than $15,000 every month by working online without selling anything. i joined this 4 months ago and in my very first month i made $13754 all i do is copy and paste links for maximum 2 hours per day online. very easy and simple work to do and regular earning are awesome from this. no skills requried to get this job even a child can get this and earns dollars online. go to this website right now for more details.
    🙂 AND GOOD LUCK.:) http://cash44.club/

  8. I am making a good salary from home $6580-$7065/week , which is amazing under a year ago I was jobless in a horrible economy. I thank God every day I was blessed with these instructions and now it’s my duty to pay it forward and share it with Everyone,

    Here is I started.……………………………….>> https://www.CashApp1.Com

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Latest Posts