NEW YORK (WLNY) — Public Advocate Bill de Blasio emerged as the surprising top choice in the Democratic mayoral primary, but could still face weeks and another electoral fight before becoming his party’s nominee.

With 97 percent of precincts reporting, de Blasio had about 40.2 percent of the total vote, which puts him a whisker above the 40 percent threshold needed to avoid triggering an automatic Oct. 1 runoff.

Political analysts Keli Goff and Dan Gersteen joined us to discuss Tuesday’s election.

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