33rd Ward Democratic Committeeman Dick Mell still had not conceded to challenger Aaron Goldstein yesterday, according to his daughter Ald. Deb Mell (33), despite being down 42 votes following Friday’s vote-by-mail count by the Chicago Board of Elections. In the 1st Ward, Democratic Committeeman challenger Maria Teresa Gonzalez was down 191 votes to incumbent Proco “Joe” Moreno following Friday’s ballot count.
On Thursday morning, before the count, Gonzalez released a statement saying, “At this point, the election is too close to call.”
There will be another count of newly arrived vote-by-mail ballots tomorrow, and then periodically for the next week, according to the Board of Elections. Final, official results will be announced on Tuesday, April 5.