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Majority Of Fall River Voters Opt For Recall, But Mayor Still Wins Election

Jasiel Correia stands in front of the city’s former police station, in this 2016 file photo. Photo by Simon Rios for WBUR

Jasiel Correia stands in front of the city’s former police station, in this 2016 file photo. Photo by Simon Rios for WBUR

The embattled mayor of Fall River has survived an attempt to remove him from office, though he now faces a divided city and an indictment by federal prosecutors.

The majority of voters in Tuesday’s election voted to recall Mayor Jasiel Correia, who’s accused of defrauding investors. Then on the same ballot, Correia received the largest number of votes among five candidates running for the seat.

At a bar on the banks of the Taunton River, supporters of the 27-year-old mayor erupted like sports fans as results came in showing their guy would remain in office.

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