Counting continues in Mt. Vernon mayoral primary
Two days after voters headed to the polls for primary elections, there's still no clear winner in the Mount Vernon mayoral race. With 76 percent of precincts reporting, City Comptroller Maureen Walker has 36 percent of the vote, while former Mayor Ernie Davis has 34 percent. Just 121 votes separate the two Democrats, and 18 of the 76 election districts still have to be counted. Davis declared a win Tuesday night, but now says he's waiting until every last vote is counted.
Another issue that has cropped up is why votes from the new computerized optical scan machines haven't been counted.
All of the machines have been moved to a warehouse in Ardsley, but even Board of Elections officials can't touch them yet that's because six impound orders have been issued.
Because of the impound, Nancy Meehan, the Republican Board of Elections commissioner, and her Democrat counterpart, Jeannie Palazolla, will head to court next week to find out when they can open the machines up. They will then have to manually inspect all of the write-in ballots one by one.
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