In case any portion of the four percent of Durham's voters who turned out for the municipal primaries was holding its breath … it's official: Matt Drew finished in second place in the Ward II primaries, meaning that he'll face off against incumbent -- and 26-year-veteran -- Howard Clement in the Nov. 3 general election.
The Durham County Board of Elections posted its official results this morning. Most of the votes were counted a week ago and Drew was in second place, separated from third-place finisher Sylvester Williams by 91 votes. But there were still about 100 provisional ballots left to count.
The 109 provisional ballots submitted narrowed the margin between Drew and Williams even further, to a mere 80 votes. A skinny margin, but a clear win.