Rome's Jackie Izzo is one step closer to becoming that city's mayor.

The re-canvassing of the election results began at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday and was completed at about 1:00 p.m., according to Rose Grimaldi of the Oneida County Board of Elections.

Following the counting of affidavits and absentee ballots, Izzo's lead was extended over incumbent Mayor Joe Fusco by nearly 100 votes.  Unofficial results reported to WIBX show Izzo receiving over 100 of the more than 200 absentee ballots and affidavits.

The election was too close to call on election night as Izzo maintained a slim 48-vote margin over Fusco, who after losing the Republican primary, ran on his own 'Rome is Home' line.

"We have to input everything into the system and of course double and triple check everything," Grimaldi said in an email to WIBX.  The official announcement is expected min-morning on Friday.


The announcement could bring to a close Joe Fusco's 4-year term as mayor of Oneida County's second largest city.  He defeated then Republican Mayor James Brown by just 81 votes back in 2011.  During the last several months, Fusco faced as many as four opponents vying for his job, each with the same complaint that his administration had not been transparent.

If elected, Izzo would become the first woman in Rome's history to hold the position of mayor.

Note- Jackie Izzo will be live on WIBX's First News with Keeler in the Morning at 7:35 a.m. on Friday

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