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Former NYPD Captain Eric Adams commanded a 10-point lead of the first-choice votes in New York City’s hotly contested Democratic mayoral primary Tuesday. 

Late returns showed the Brooklyn borough president well ahead of the pack — but because of absentee voting it will be a couple of weeks before a winner can actually be declared, the New York Post reports. 

The first round of the Democratic mayoral primary voting had Adams (212,963 votes), Maya Wiley (150,675 votes) and Kathryn Garcia (139,438 votes) one, two, three, with 95 percent of the precincts reporting.

Whoever wins the ranked-choice vote will be the heavy favorite in November’s general election to succeed Mayor Bill de Blasio thanks to the 8-1 registration advantage Democrats enjoy in New York City.