Thursday, May 17, 2012

Tempe Election Update: Mitchell ahead by 139 votes and wins!

On Tuesday evening, the preliminary returns from Tempe's election for mayor were disheartening, to say the least.

Initially, restaurant owner Michael Monti was ahead of City Council member Mark Mitchell by more than 200 votes.

Yesterday, after some provisional ballots and early ballots turned in at the polls were counted, the margin dropped to less than 150, in favor of Monti.

Today, after more provisionals and drop offs were counted, the margin is now 139, in favor of Mitchell.

Final results will be released on Friday, so stay tuned...

Update:  Apparently, today's numbers *are* the final results, except for three more provisional ballots.  Congrats to Mayor-elect Mark Mitchell!

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