Tucker Carlson praises Eric Adams's win in NYC Democratic mayoral race

Tucker Carlson praises Eric Adams's win in NYC Democratic mayoral race
Tucker Carlson praises Eric Adams's win in NYC Democratic mayoral race

Fox News host Tucker Carlson praised Eric Adams for winning the Democratic primary in the New York City mayoral race because he vowed to stamp down on surging violent crime in the Big Apple.

'The Associated Press has called the New York City Democratic mayoral primary which is effectively the same as the mayor's race given it's a one-party state in New York,' Carlson said on his show on Tuesday.

'It looks like Brooklyn borough president Eric Adams is very likely to be the next mayor of New York.'

Carlson continued: 'We are absolutely certain we will be deeply disappointed by Eric Adams - at least as he has all kinds of problems and we don't agree with him on anything, but the point of Eric Adams is worth remembering.'

'He won because he was alone in acknowledging that violent crime is a huge problem for everyone in New York and he vowed to do something about it. That is a winning message because it is rooted in the physical reality and we wish him absolutely the best in fighting crime in New York,' Carlson said. 

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Fox News host Tucker Carlson praised Eric Adams for winning the Democratic primary in the New York City mayoral race

Fox News host Tucker Carlson praised Eric Adams for winning the Democratic primary in the New York City mayoral race

Carlson said Adams won 'because he was alone in acknowledging that violent crime is a huge problem for everyone in New York'

Carlson said Adams won 'because he was alone in acknowledging that violent crime is a huge problem for everyone in New York'

Adams, 60, has served as the Brooklyn Borough President since 2014. He worked as an officer in the New York City Transit Police and then the New York City Police Department for more than two decades, retiring at the rank of Captain. 

He later served in the State Senate, and became the first person of color to chair its Homeland Security Committee. 

Adams fought off a fierce challenge from Kathryn Garcia - a former sanitation chief, hoping to become the first female mayor.

Adams, who will become the second black mayor of the city after David Dinkins, won 50.5 per cent of the vote, according to preliminary results - defeating Garcia by only one per cent. 

State law triggers a manual recount if the difference is less than 0.5 per cent. 

'While there are still some very small amounts of votes to be counted, the results are clear: an historic, diverse, five-borough coalition led by working-class New Yorkers has led us to victory in the Democratic primary for mayor of New York,' Adams said in a statement.

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Eric Adams, 60, has been declared the victor in the Democratic primary to replace Bill de Blasio as mayor of New York City. He will take on the Republican challenger in November, with his success in the strongly Democrat city almost guaranteed

Eric Adams, 60, has been declared the victor in the Democratic primary to replace Bill de Blasio as mayor of New York City. He will take on the Republican challenger in November, with his success in the strongly Democrat city almost guaranteed

Adams is seen speaking to reporters on June 24 in New York City

Adams is seen speaking to reporters on June 24 in New York City

He said he was running to 'deliver on the promise of this great city for those who are struggling, who are underserved, and who are committed to a safe, fair, affordable future for all New Yorkers.' 

The Brooklyn-born veteran politician then tweeted: 'I grew up poor in Brooklyn & Queens. 

'I wore a bulletproof vest to keep my neighbors safe. I served my community as a State Senator & Brooklyn Borough President. 

'And I'm honored to be the Democratic nominee to be the Mayor of the city I've always called home. Thank you, New York!'  

Adams will take on his Republican challenger Curtis Sliwa, the 67-year-old founder of the Guardian Angels patrol group, in November.

In the strongly-Democrat city, Adams's victory is all-but guaranteed.

He will take over from the immensely unpopular Bill de Blasio, also a Democrat, who cannot run for a third term. 

The election was the first time that New York City used ranked choice voting (RCV).

The experiment was not without problems: last week, the Board of Elections had to admit that they had mistakenly counted test ballots, and redo their count.

Yet on Tuesday night they felt confident enough in the results to publish them, leading AP to make the call.

Dave Wasserman, House editor of the Cook Political Report, agreed, tweeting: 'It's been a wild ride, but I've finally seen enough: Eric Adams (D) is the apparent winner of the NYC Democratic mayoral primary, defeating Kathryn Garcia (D).' 

Adams, a veteran political operator, has promised to crack down on crime in the city

Adams, a veteran political operator, has promised to crack down on crime in the city

Wasserman, known for his election analysis, said that Garcia performed less well when absentee ballots were counted.

'How did Adams win? Garcia didn't get as much of an RCV boost from absentee voters as in-person voters,' he tweeted. 

'By my math... In-person voters:

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