Fight for mayoral seat in Irvington goes to appeals court

The battle over who should be mayor of Irvington is being heard Thursday in an appeals court in Brooklyn.

On election night in March, Democratic challenger Erin Malloy trailed Republican incumbent Mayor Dennis Flood by one vote. After more ballots were counted, the two candidates were tied. The Westchester Board of Elections then determined Malloy had 848 votes and Flood had 847.

Flood claims there were problems with voting machines and absentee ballots and wanted a new election. A court ruling allowed Flood to remain in office until his appeal is heard.

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