Former Mayor Davis apparent winner in Mt. Vernon Democratic primary
It appears that former Mount Vernon Mayor Ernie Davis has pulled off a major political comeback in the race for the Democratic mayoral nomination.
With all of the votes counted, Davis is ahead of Comptroller Maureen Walker by a little more than 100 votes. However, the Board of Elections (BOE) has yet to make a formal announcement.
Walker says she doesn't plan to concede until the BOE makes an official announcement. Walker has withdrawn a petition to investigate allegations of voter fraud, but maintains improprieties may have helped Davis.
Davis, who served three terms before being ousted in 2007, insists the election was clean.
Walker says her name will remain on the November ballot on the conservative line, but she hasn't decided whether she will actively campaign.
The BOE will likely certify the results next week.
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