Following an arduous tally of absentee ballots, Mohammed Akhtaruzzaman appears to have again won the Paterson Ward 2 contest, this time by 36 votes, according to the Passaic County Clerk's Office.
Sonia Torres, wife of former Mayor Jose "Joey" Torres, won two weeks ago on Election Night on a machine vote taly in what boiled down to a three-way contest among herself, Akhtaruzzaman and former Councilman Aslon Goow.
Akhtaruzzaman ousted the incumbent Goow in a May contest, but the councilman successfully challenged the result in state Superior Court. So they did it again, ultimately apparently with the same result after a two weeks-long consideration of emailed and faxed ballots.
Hurricane Sandy significantly impacted the process.
John Currie of the Passaic County Division of Elections said the office considered 1,677 ballots from residents in other New Jersey counties.
A former administrator and a former shop foreman at the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission were convicted at trial today of charges that they directed subordinate employees to complete repairs or improvements at private homes while on-duty for the PVSC, according to Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman.Read More >
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Greenstein versus Watson Coleman in Princeton PRINCETON – When Princeton Community Democratic Organization (PCDO) Chairman Jim Durbin announced a second ballot runoff tonight and the losers headed for the back of the room, he alerted committee members to the names of the two surviving competitors. But people already...
BY JEFF BRINDLE Anytime now, the U.S. Supreme Court will render a decision in McCutcheon v. FEC. And while reformists may not like it, the high court is likely to allow national parties to raise far more money. That could strengthen them... Read More >
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