Ballot counting continues in Mount Vernon mayoral race
The counting of the ballots continued today for the Democratic primary race for Mount Vernon mayor. It has been one week since primary night, making the race a close one.
As of now, former Mayor Ernie Davis is in the lead over City Comptroller Maureen Walker by less than 100 votes. The Board of Election officials still have eight paper ballots to count. After that, the Board must re-canvass all of the voting machines, which could take some time.
Two hours after the polls closed last Tuesday, current Mayor Clinton Young, conceded the race, ending his bid for a second term.
Davis has already declared victory, but Maureen Walker said she would wait until all the votes were counted. A final official tally is not expected until sometime next week.
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