Former NYC Police Capt. Eric Adams wins city's mayoral election

Adams easily beat GOP candidate Curtis Sliwa with a tough-on-crime platform
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Eric Adams, New York City Democratic mayoral candidate.
Eric Adams, New York City Democratic mayoral candidate May 07, 2021 in New York City.
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Former New York Police Department captain Eric Adams won New York City's mayoral election Tuesday.

The Democratic candidate campaigned and won the party's primary with a tough-on-crime platform. He beat GOP candidate and Guardian Angels anti-crime patrol founder Curtis Sliwa before even half the votes were counted, 66.5% with 370,201 votes to 28.9% with 160,735 votes as of 10:06 p.m., according to the New York Daily News.

Adams is the president of Brooklyn Borough and will be the city's second black mayor.