McWhorter leads Vickrey but race is too close to call

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

It was a back and forth evening for voters the Mercer County Board's District 1 candidates and the race remains too close to call.

With 43 absentee ballots still to come in Jeff McWhorter (D) leads incombent Bob Vickrey by only five votes.

After the 24th and final precinct came in Vickrey was ahead by 14 votes but when the 550 absentee ballots were counted McWhorter jumped ahead by five votes, 592-587.

Mercer County Clerk Phyllis Bewley said there is two weeks allotted for ballots to reach the courthouse by mail. At that time the ballots will be canvassed.