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It wasn’t a late night for Wilton Manors’ Mayor Scott Newton.

Minutes after polls closed in Broward County early results showed him with a 2,300-vote lead, or 78% of the 4,100 votes counted. In a city with a total population of around 13,000, victory seems inevitable.

“I want to say thanks to the voters for putting trust in me for another two years,” Newton said moments after the first totals were released.

Newton defeated Boyd Corbin, who ran a campaign filled with online accusations that were inflammatory and often unproven. Corbin’s main issue is Wilton Manors' sewage and water problems. Flooding and sewage backups are often a problem at some of the city’s main streets, which Newton acknowledged during his post-election comments with SFGN, saying, “My opponent is a very good advocate for water.”

However, Newton said that’s as far as Corbin’s expertise goes.

“[Outside of that] he doesn’t know what’s going on in Wilton Manors.” 

With both of the city’s precincts reporting, unofficial results show Newton winning with about 76% of the vote. 

SFGN reached out to Corbin and has not received a response.

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