Sep 13, 2013 11:14 AM GMT
He may avoid a runoff. 16,000 absentee ballots to be counted. diBlasio, current city public advocate, is at 40.3% and if he gets 40% or more there will be no Democratic runoff Oct 1st and he will be matched against Joe Lhota, former MTA commissioner. Bill Thompson, former city comptroller, was second with about 26%. Christine Quinn, city council Speaker, and one time frontrunner was a distant third with 15%. John Liu, current city comptroller, had 7% and one Anthony Weiner polled a mere 5%. Scott Stringer, current Manhattan Borough president, pulled a mild upset over another sex scandal tarred politician, former NY governor Eliot Spitzer in the race for city comptroller to replace Mr. Liu.