First Draft: Ben Carson’s Mysterious New York Surge Vanishes Upon Further Review

Ben Carson announced he was suspending his campaign at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Alexandria, Va., in March.Credit Stephen Crowley/The New York Times

For Senator Ted Cruz, the results in Westchester County seemed to offer the most stinging evidence of his repudiation by New York voters in Tuesday’s primary.

In a part of the county, he appeared to finish fourth in a three-man Republican race, according to unofficial results. Ben Carson, who ended his campaign more than a month ago, stood in third place with 12 percent, compared with Mr. Cruz’s 10 percent.

Those results, in the county’s part of the 16th Congressional District, prompted news articles drawing attention to Mr. Cruz’s fate — a humiliating example of how poorly he fared in New York’s…

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