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Union Gap election heading to a recount

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UNION GAP, Wash -- Which two candidates will advance to the November 6th general election? Right now its anyone's guess. All three mayoral candidates for the City of Union Gap are locked in a virtual tie.

Incumbent Aubrey Reeves is tied with challenger Jim Lemon. Both have 269 votes. Dan C. Olson leads Reeves and Lemon by two votes - with 271. Each candidate has led at one point or another. Under election rules, a race this close will likely trigger a mandatory recount.

More ballots are expected to come in over the next few days, so it could be a week or so before the top two candidates are known. Whoever finishes third, will be off the November ballot, since only the top two candidates advance.

Reeves has been mayor for a decade but is only managing to win 1/3 of the vote. A dangerous place for an incumbent politician.