VIDEO: Votes Still Out on Parker and Elias-Linero

The third seat on the Rye City Council is still uncertain. Catherine Parker and Rafael Elias-Linero await a final count from the County Board of Elections.

At midnight Tuesday, there was a single vote margin between incumbent Catherine Parker and Rafael Elias-Linero for the remaining seat on the Rye City Council.

"I don't think you can declare a race based on one vote," said Catherine Parker who held out hope a total vote count make change the tide in her direction. 

Parker's patience may be well-considered. By Wednesday, the margin of votes between her and opponent Rafael Elias-Linero have so far swung in the incumbent's favor. But there are still enough unaccounted votes to make the final outcome uncertain.

With nine of fourteen districts reporting Wednesday afternoon, the margin between Parker and Elias-Linero may be unclear until every single vote is counted. With sixty-four percent of the votes in, Parker now has seventeen percent of the tally to Elias-Linero's sixteen percent.

Republicans Laura Brett and Joe Sack took the top two spots with nineteen and twenty percent of the vote respectively. Democratic incumbent Paula Gamache and former school board president Josh Nathan conceded defeat after finishing in the bottom two spots.

RyeDad November 09, 2011 at 09:38 PM
Maybe now you can take down Suzanna Keith's ad that appears on this page. Vision. Leadership. Accountability. I guess her real record didn't fool enough voters.
Bob Zahm November 10, 2011 at 12:34 AM
Not sure I understand the 1 vote positioning. As of last update from the County BoE last night (they stopped reporting at some point; calling today I was told that "votes are impounded and that there will be no further web updates until the counts are final." nice. not.) Parker was up by 39 votes; e.g., 931 to 892 for Elias-Linero. That's with 9 of 14 districts reported. So, not sure that the absentee ballots are as important as which are the 5 unreported districts.
Committee for Election Equality November 10, 2011 at 01:27 AM
Sounds like the Castro for DA election circa 2005
Renea Henry (Editor) November 10, 2011 at 03:06 AM
At the time the video was shot Tuesday night, there was one vote separating Ms. Parker and Mr. Elias-Linero. Their comments in the video were based on that report.


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