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Absentee Ballot Update

Yesterday, we reported a court hearing on what turned out to be 117 late arriving absentee ballots.  

Also on Wednesday, Superior Court Judge Valerie Armstrong ruled that 117 absentee ballots delivered 54 seconds after Tuesday’s 8 p.m. deadline would not be counted. The four members of the Board of Elections, who are scheduled to appear before the grand jury on June 10, were split on a decision to count the late ballots. Armstrong is required to break any tie.

 It is believed that those ballots were brought in by Councilman Marty Small’s campaign, according to reports Tuesday night.

The absentee and messenger ballots could influence the City Council At-Large Democrat Party nominations.   It is possible, but unlikely, that absentee ballots could snatch the nomination away from Moisse Delgado, Frank Gilliam, or George Tibbitt.

Harry Hurley opines:

June 3, 2009
1:00 P.M.
Atlantic City Councilman George Tibbitt
has taken the lead in the race for City Council at Large.
Tibbitt leads by more than 200 votes at this hour.
Mo Delgado and Frank Gilliam will finish 2nd and 3rd for the three seats.
About 600 more absentee ballots are continuing to be counted.

There is still a slim chance that Ernest Coursey could break in to the top three, but he will have to appear in most, if not all, of the remaining absentee ballots.


About Jesse O. Kurtz

I am committed to fulfilling the promise of Atlantic City. The town would benefit from greater political participation by average citizens. Hopefully, some of the posts herein will encourage you to get more involved in your community. This blog will also feature other topics and subjects beyond Atlantic City. I hope that you will come to love Atlantic City as much, or more than I do.


2 thoughts on “Absentee Ballot Update

  1. Hey Jesse O., I’m a registered democrat leaning a little left of center, but I have to say I hope you can make a strong showing in the mayoral election because it is clear the city democratic party is a corrupt sham. Just wanted to know if you expect any support from Harry Hurley? He has always clearly been a big Langford supporter, but now that there is a legit republican candidate wouldn’t you expect his support? Just wondering if you have any thoughts on that. Be well and good luck.

    Posted by gjc4343 | June 5, 2009, 2:42 pm
  2. Hurley, who is a registered Republican in EHT, will NOT support Jesse because he’s tied politically and financially to Langford. Now he’ll try to explain it away with some jibberish, but the fact remains that Hurley is only interested in Hurley and people who can do things for Hurley. So much for ideology….

    Posted by dave202 | June 10, 2009, 11:58 am

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