It could be a few days before winner declared for Philadelphia City Council’s final seat

There is still an outstanding race from Tuesday’s election.   Republican representation on Philadelphia City Council hangs in the balance.

Fewer than 200 votes separate David Oh and Al Taubenberger in the contest for the final at-large seat on Philadelphia City Council.  Oh says in 2007, he was ahead after the unofficial results but came up on short in the final tally.  He’s hoping that won’t happen again.

“That was a different situation and this one I have a lot larger lead and think I will hold it and increase it,” said Oh.

Taubenberger was the underdog when he ran for mayor four years ago and wasn’t expected to win this time around.  Still he’s optimistic.

“My supporters are very vehement that we proceed until every vote is counted and we are sure all the things have been done.”

The official count begins on Monday but until then, election officials will be preparing, including tracking down some outstanding machine tallies.

Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

Together we can reach 100% of WHYY’s fiscal year goal