Brown, launched an unprecedented write-in campaign to defeat India B. Walton in the Nov. 2 general election 59.5% to 40%.
Democrat William Kennedy II has a 776-775 lead over Republican Christopher P. Voccio.
Grant, 73, received an appearance ticket on one count of a misdemeanor in relation to election law and one count of second-degree harassment.
The task of counting more than 34,000 write-in votes cast in the Nov. 2 general election began Wednesday in a process expected to last several days.
John Garcia said his transition into office is underway, while Democrat Kimberly Beaty suggested a lack of party unity hurt her chances.
Garcia had a 3,078-vote lead over Beaty after 11,848 absentee ballots were counted Tuesday. Beaty grabbed more than half of the absentee ballot votes, but was unable to catch Garcia.
As the Erie County Board of Elections counted absentee votes, it reported Pilarski gaining 512 votes while Republican Vernon S. Thompson counted 205.
Berger, who had been trailing Republican Ray Herman by 181 votes on election night, ended up with a 609 vote edge over Herman after the absentee ballots were counted.
In Dunkirk’s 2nd Ward Common Council race, incumbent Democrat Martin E. Bamonto overcame the 18-vote margin Republican Linda A. Stolinski held on election night.
In heavily Democratic strongholds, the GOP slates gained a number of Democratic votes last week, and in some cases, broke generations of one-party rule.
“The fact that his own neighbors voted for India should serve as a wake-up call to the mayor,” said Jesse Myerson, India Walton’s campaign spokesman.
"On Election Day and these two days after, we haven’t heard of any other instance in which an irregularity like this occurred,” Republican Elections Commissioner Ralph M. Mohr said.
Election results left Republicans and conservatives cheering, but also made clear that a battle very much rages within the Democratic Party – the dominant party in New York State – between a very liberal wing, old school liberals and moderates.
Unofficial results in the Erie County sheriff's race show Republican John Garcia carried all but three municipalities: Amherst, Buffalo and the Town of Tonawanda.
"Byron Brown’s apparent victory when the write-in votes are tallied is a dramatic affirmation of the status quo," writes Rod Watson.
The city's most conservative areas – South Buffalo, Lovejoy and the North District – voted overwhelmingly to make Byron Brown the city's first five-term mayor and its first write-in mayor.
In the aftermath of Brown's apparent write-in victory, questions surround whether Buffalo was ever ready to follow the progressive path India Walton's primary victory seemed to have charted.
Byron Brown can’t officially be declared the winner of Tuesday’s election – apparently for weeks, yet – but unless the thousands of write-in v…
Beaty trails the apparent victor, Republican John C. Garcia, by 5,598 votes, with a potential 19,400 absentee ballots outstanding.
In a statement posted on Twitter that did not include the word "concede," the winner of the June Democratic primary said Mayor Byron W. Brown's write-in vote totals would likely exceed her own.
Real estate developers like Douglas Jemal and Carl P. Paladino clung to the Brown campaign, pouring money into his effort in hopes that they could save the development-friendly administration. And it worked.
The South District, where many city employees live, saw 84% of voters write in a candidate's name.
WNLO was the only broadcast game in town as Mayor Byron Brown declared victory over India Walton around 10:30 p.m. on the presumption that the majority of the large percentage of write-in votes were for him.
Election officials will not begin examining the actual write-in votes until Nov. 16 when all absentee and military ballots are returned to the Board of Elections.
India Walton received just over half of the votes cast in the Niagara, Ellicott and Masten districts in Buffalo's mayoral race.