Mt. Vernon mayoral primary still too close to call

In a major upset, Mount Vernon Mayor Clinton Young conceded defeat in last night's Democratic primary election, but the race still remains too close to call.

With 76 percent of the votes tallied, former mayor Ernie Davis and City Comptroller Maureen Walker are neck-and-neck, separated by more than 100 votes.

Mayor Clinton Young received just 20 percent of votes, while the fourth candidate, Yuhanna Edwards, got 10 percent.

Young has pledged his support for whoever is eventually named the winner of the primary.

The Board of Elections says it is counting up the votes, but no time frame has been given at this time.

Whichever candidate seals the primary is virtually guaranteed to become the next mayor of Mount Vernon, as there is no major opposition challenge for the general election on Nov. 8.

WC Primary Vote 2011 - Complete Election ResultsMayor Young concedes as counting continues in Mt. Vernon primary4 Democratic candidates vying for Mt. Vernon mayoral seatMt. Vernon Democratic mayoral primary to likely decide next mayor

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