Kathryn Garcia 'concerned' about voter confidence after New York City's ballot discrepancy

Kathryn Garcia, a New York City mayoral candidate, said Wednesday that she was concerned about the recent glitch in the counting of ballots by the Board of Elections. This could threaten the confidence in the electoral process.It could undermine people's trust. No one from my team, or the places where we have been doing observations on opening of ballots raises concern about fraud. We need to ensure that the vote is protected, Garcia said on CNN's Wednesday's "New Day". "I'm really optimistic it won’t [produce conspiracy theory]. This seems like a simple mistake. However, we will be closely monitoring our progress.Garcia, the former Commissioner of the city's Department of Sanitation, was only 2 points behind Eric Adams, Brooklyn Borough President, after ranked-choice voting were tabulated Tuesday. The Board of Elections, which has been plagued for years by understaffing, underfinancing, and a lack of transparency in its reporting, announced that it had failed to remove 135,000 test votes from its tabulation. It then pulled those results from its website. More than 120,000 absentee votes still need to be counted.