NEW YORK — Former 2020 presidential contender and businessman Andrew Yang dropped out of the race for New York City mayor on Tuesday night, as the numbers between the other Democratic contenders continue to be counted.
As of this writing, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams has the lead, according to the preliminary results.
“I am a numbers guy, I am someone who traffics in what’s happening by the numbers, and I am not going to be the next mayor of New York City — based upon the numbers that have come in tonight,” Yang told his supporters.
Yang was in fourth place with just 11 percent of the vote with 86 percent of precincts reporting.
Curtis Sliwa, a radio host, is the Republican nominee.
“I am conceding this race, though we’re not sure ultimately who the next mayor is going to be, I will be very happy to work with them to help improve the lives of the 8.3 million people who live in our city,” Yang said.
Adams had 31 percent of the vote. Civil rights lawyer Maya Wiley, who was endorsed by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, was second with 22 percent, while the city’s former sanitation commissioner Kathryn Garcia had 21 percent.