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Andrew Yang announces he is ending his race for Mayor of New York City

Former Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang announced he will concede from his race for Mayor of New York City.

At the start of his campaign, Yang was predicted to be a frontrunner, however, within the first month, he fell behind in numerous polls. Similar to his presidential campaign promises, Yang promoted a universal basic income. He also focused on efforts to reduce crime, improve the NYPD with diversity, and bring economic opportunities to the city. Top mayoral issues concerning NYC include recent surges in crime, labor shortages following lockdowns, and COVID-19 response efforts.

Erica Adams is predicted to win the Democratic nomination, “We know that there’s going to be twos and threes and fours,” he said. “But there’s something else we know. We know that New York City said, ‘Our first choice is Eric Adams.’” In the primaries, Yang was below the top three Democratic candidates with 93,219 votes.

Adams was the front runner by far with 253,234 votes, following him were Maya Wiley and Kathryn Garcia. While announcing the end of his campaign, Yang said “I am conceding this race, though we’re not sure ultimately who the next mayor is going to be. But whoever that person is, I will be very happy to work with them.”


ARTICLE: ANTOINETTE AHO

MANAGING EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE

PHOTO CREDITS: ABC NEWS

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Antoinette is a community college student in Sacramento, California. She is a Politics Editor at Fact Based America, a correspondent for Campus Reform, and a student journalist. She previously worked for Turning Point USA as a High School Coordinator.

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