SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Ann Marie Buerkle will be the next representative in Congress for the central New York city of Syracuse, the first time the area has sent a woman to the U.S. House.
U.S. Rep. Dan Maffei, a Democrat, called Buerkle to concede Tuesday, ending three weeks of ballot inspections, recounting and court wrangling.
Buerkle tells the Syracuse Post Standard that she and Maffei agreed to work together for a seamless transition.
Maffei trails by 567 votes in the unofficial count of votes cast on election night and by absentee ballot. The two campaigns challenged the validity of 392 ballots, not enough to turn the race.
The vote total stands at 104,374 for Buerkle and 103,807 for Maffei.
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