However, the voting process for this year's primary was not without controversy. Voters faced broken lever machines at polling stations, forcing them to fill out ballots by hand. As a result, nearly a week later, the Board of Elections still does not have official results, something that Thompson calls a "disgrace," citing that it would be impossible to campaign in the event of a runoff without knowing for days or week whether it would even happen.
Though Thompson does refer to the situation at hand a "disgrace," we admire that he does not blame the problematic voting system for such a large gap in numbers, nor does he even utter the word "recount." Thompson has ended his campaign with his integrity intact and a boost for Democratic unity. Now, we'll have to watch as de Blasio faces Republican mayoral candidate Joseph J. Lhota in November. (New York Times)