With more than 4K ballots left to count, race for Erie county executive too close to call

By: - November 3, 2021 9:41 am

With more than 4,000 ballots left to count in Erie, the race for county executive is still too close to call.

With 147 out of 149 precincts reporting just before midnight on Tuesday, unofficial tallies showed that the Republican nominee Brenton Davis had a 4,533 lead against Tyler Titus, the Democratic candidate, who, if elected, would be the first openly transgender person to hold the post.

Both candidates offered remarks on Tuesday night, but neither conceded. Titus thanked their supporters and said the campaign would wait for the final tally.

Canvassing of the remaining 4,354 mail ballots is expected to conclude Wednesday.

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Marley Parish
Marley Parish

A Pennsylvania native, Marley Parish covers the Senate for the Capital-Star. She previously reported on government, education and community issues for the Centre Daily Times and has a background in writing, editing and design. A graduate of Allegheny College, Marley served as editor of the campus newspaper, where she also covered everything from student government to college sports.

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