Voters Recall Two Ohio City Officials
East Cleveland Mayor Gary Norton Jr. and City Council President Thomas Wheeler were both narrowly recalled from their positions in a special election Tuesday night.
The final, unofficial results show that Norton lost by a margin of 20 votes -- 548 to 528 -- according to the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections website. Wheeler's margin was even narrower -- 18 votes.
The official election results will become available Dec. 19 after the votes are certified, according to the Board of Elections.
This is the third time Wheeler has been up for recall in a special election, once in December 2015 and again in June 2016. He narrowly won his June recall election with about 51 percent of the vote, though only about 7 percent of East Cleveland registered voters cast a ballot.
The Tuesday election was Norton's first time facing a recall since becoming mayor.