Businessman Andrew Yang conceded in the NYC primary race Tuesday night after early numbers showed no clear path to victory.
“I am not going to be the next mayor of New York City, based upon the numbers that have come in tonight,” Yang told supporters.
Yang, who was once leading in the polls, was in fourth place with less than 12%, according to the New York Times.
Early returns show that Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams is in the lead with 30.7%, and Maya Wiley, former legal counsel for current Mayor Bill de Blasio, in second place.
Since no winner was declared on Tuesday night, the winner will be chosen using ranked-choice voting, a first for such a major race in New York City, CNN projects.
It may take weeks for a winner to be announced, as absentee ballots still need to be counted.
According to the New York City Board of Election, initial results from the ranked-choice voting process will be released on June 29, with subsequent results released on July 6.