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Eric Adams’ E-ZPass records cast serious doubt on claims that the Brooklyn Borough President and Democratic mayoral frontrunner is a secret New Jerseyan, showing fewer than a dozen Garden State trips over a recent, year-long span.
Records for Adams’ government vehicle, provided by the borough president’s office, show just 11 hits in New Jersey between May 17, 2020, and May 16, 2021.
The log shows five hits on the George Washington Bridge, four on the New Jersey Turnpike, and two through the Lincoln Tunnel during the span, with two dates accounting for six of the total trips.
Adams’ office released the records Thursday in an effort to refute a Politico report suggesting that his primary residence is in Fort Lee, NJ.
The pushback came as Adams also announced that he would take part in Thursday evening’s televised Democratic primary debate, reversing his earlier plans to skip the contest to attend a vigil with the family of Justin Wallace, a 10-year-old Queens boy fatally gunned down last week in a senseless act of violence.
Adams on Wednesday invited reporters into his Bedford-Stuyvesant home in another effort to prove his Brooklyn bona fides.
The former NYPD cop-turned-pol acknowledged that he co-owns an apartment in Fort Lee with his significant other, but said that he primarily resides at the brick, Bed-Stuy row house.
On Thursday, Adams claimed to PIX 11 that Democratic primary rival Andrew Yang had been “trailing me for months” in an attempt to prove he was not a New York resident, which would disqualify him from serving as mayor.
According to Politico, spies for rival campaigns watched as Adams arrived at Borough Hall close to midnight on multiple days last week, not leaving until the following morning.
Adams said that down the campaign stretch, he has taken to performing his duties as borough president through the night.
The E-ZPass records provided by the borough president’s office do not include trips taken in non-government vehicles, such as for Adams’ mayoral campaign or in personal, family vehicles.
“As a government office, we only have access to information related to our government vehicles,” a member of the Borough Hall staff told The Post.
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