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Three Elmira City Council Races Head To Recount

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As of Wednesday, three Elmira City Council races were still too close to call. It was unclear whether the unofficial results from last week’s general election in Chemung County remained the same. 

The Chemung County Board of Elections will head into a hand recount on Nov. 22.

According to Marcy Thompson, the county’s deputy Republican elections commissioner, they have not completed the write-in counts that are outstanding for four town races. But the agency determined that the Elmira City Council seats in districts 1, 2 and 4 will require a recount.

It is not immediately clear whether all absentee and affidavit ballots were counted.


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Nick Grasso kept his Elmira City Council seat as did Corey Cook.

Most impressive of all in these tight races was Gary Brinn’s victory, winning by just five votes.

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