Official Returns for Syracuse City Council Election Due December 1; Green Party Nominee Trails by 82 Votes in Unofficial Returns
Source: Ballot Access News
Syracuse, New York, held partisan city elections for city council on November 8, 2011. The Onondaga County Board of Elections web page says the official returns will be released by December 1. The unofficial returns show that, in the 4th district, Green Party nominee Howie Hawkins lost to Democratic/Working Families Party nominee Khalid Bey by 82 votes. The unofficial returns are: Bey 1,154; Hawkins 1,072.
The unofficial returns don’t give a breakdown of the Bey vote by party. The official returns will provide that data. Assuming that the official returns still show Bey the winner, chances are they will also show that no one party received as much as 50% of the vote, and that if the Working Families Party had cross-endorsed Hawkins, then Hawkins probably would have won.
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