Live updates: Biden urges Senate to act on voting rights bill, calls for protecting the ‘sacred right to vote’

The new voting system, which replaced the city’s old two-round runoff law, has kept mayoral paths open for former sanitation commissioner Kathryn Garcia, 51, and civil rights attorney Maya Wiley, 57, who have polled close to Adams and Yang. Both were largely unfamiliar to voters when the primary began, and both have emerged as popular second-choice candidates for voters wary of Adams and Yang, whose less liberal views have made them attractive to wealthy donors.

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