Lew Simon still not conceding District 32 race


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THE COURIER/Left photo by Maggie Hayes / Right photo courtesy of Lew Simon's campaign
THE COURIER/Left photo by Maggie Hayes / Right photo courtesy of Lew Simon's campaign

Councilmember Eric Ulrich (left) declared victory on election night, but opponent Lew Simon still refuses to give up.

The race for City Council District 32 has yet to be certified, and candidate Lew Simon is still holding onto the possibility of a victory.

Following Election Day, the Board of Elections’ (BOE) unofficial results show the incumbent, Councilmember Eric Ulrich, winning by 1,138 votes on the Republican, Conservative and Independence party lines.

Democrat Lew Simon received almost 47 percent of the vote, compared to Ulrich’s roughly 53 percent.

However, Simon’s camp said he does not plan on conceding until all remaining absentee ballots are counted, and the race is BOE certified.

The BOE did not have an official timeline for certification, but according to unofficial results, the remaining ballots should not outnumber the standing difference.

Ulrich said he has yet to get a concession call in any race, including 2009’s Special Election, also against Simon.

“Simon hasn’t conceded to me since 2009. I’m still waiting for that phone call,” he said.

 

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