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Torres leads Perales by 101 votes in Pasco City Council race

Both headed to Nov. 2 general election

PASCO — Leo A. Perales closed the gap between him and Nikki Torres after two days of ballot counting in the Aug. 3 primary election race for City Council.

After Wednesday's count, the margin stood at 101 votes.

The tally, so far, shows Torres with 900 votes and Perales with 799, or 39.51% and 35.07%, respectively.

In third place, Irving L. Brown Sr. has collected 451 votes, or 19.8%.

With 118 votes, Steven X. Martinez is a distant fourth with 5.18%.

Only the Top 2 vote-getters advance to the general election.

Franklin County Elections Department officials have counted 8,130 ballots, so far. The county has 39,111 registered voters.

Late-arriving ballots will be counted thoughout the certification window.Cit

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