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Buck Clark widens lead for Waterloo Mayor

WATERLOO (KWWL) - New numbers in the race for Waterloo mayor. Buck Clark now leads Steve Schmitt by 49 votes.

The Black Hawk County Special Absentee Precinct Board met this afternoon to consider provisional ballots from Tuesday's election, as well as absentee ballots received after election day.

Currently Buck Clark has 4301 votes. Steve Schmitt has 4252 votes. There are still 33 absentee ballots that have not been returned. But to be counted, they must have been postmarked before election day.

"It's just a step in the process that takes place after every election. The law provides for ballots to continue to come in between now and canvass day which is Tuesday morning at 9 am," says Black Hawk County Elections Manager Kyle Jensson.

If the race ends with a difference of less than 50 votes or one percent, a recount can be requested by the person with the fewest votes up until next Friday.

Online Producer: Jason Mortvedt 

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