India Walton, the Democratic nominee for mayor of Buffalo, New York, was the one mayoral candidate on Tuesday’s poll — and he or she appears to have lost. With 96 p.c of precincts reporting, Walton had simply 40.9 p.c of the votes, whereas the opposite 59.04 p.c have been write-ins, presumably for Mayor Byron Brown, the four-term Democratic incumbent she defeated in a June primary election upset.
Brown, 63, claimed victory Tuesday night time. “We could not have executed this with out you,” he informed supporters. “This has been a exceptional journey that we have been on collectively for the previous 4 and a half months.” Walton didn’t concede, however she mentioned she “knew this was going to be an uphill battle” and acknowledged that the numbers aren’t on her aspect.
Walton, 39, would have been Buffalo’s first feminine mayor and the first socialist to steer a serious U.S. metropolis since 1960. Assuming Brown wins, he would be the first individual to win a citywide election in Buffalo as a write-in candidate, The Buffalo News reports.
https://theweek.com/election/1006721/socialist-mayoral-candidate-projected-to-lose-to-write-in-democratic-incumbent-in | Socialist mayoral candidate projected to lose to write-in Democratic incumbent in Buffalo