Young appears to take mayoral primary after tally

Legislator Clinton Young appeared to emerge the winner in the Democratic primary of the Mount Vernon mayoral race after the Board of Elections counted the paper ballots Wednesday, but did not officially certify the results. All 77 voting machines were rechecked Monday, leaving challenger Legislator Clinton Young with a 376-count lead over incumbent Mayor Ernie Davis. There are more than 600 paper ballots, however, election officials say only about 109 of the ballots appeared valid and would be tallied. There are also 28 absentee ballots to be counted.

Young thanked his supporters for their help in his apparent victory. The Board of Elections won't certify the results until Friday.

Davis still holds the Conservative and Independent lines and supporters are urging him to run on those lines in November if Young wins the primary.

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