New York • Bill de Blasio held a clear lead Tuesday night in New York City's mayoral Democratic primary as polls closed, according to interviews with voters as they left balloting places. It was unclear, though, whether he would top the 40 percent threshold needed to avoid a runoff.
Exit polls showed Bill Thompson, a former city comptroller, and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn competing for the other spot in a possible runoff while former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner's comeback campaign appears to have fallen short. The voter interviews were conducted by Edison Media Research for The Associated Press and other news organizations.
Actual voter returns were not yet available.