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Election Over But Complaints Continue 11/12/14 Council Meeting

Concerned Residents and City Employees listen as speakers voice their concerns at the 11/12/14 Council Meeting *Photo by Carolyn Maxwell

Concerned Residents and City Employees listen as speakers voice their concerns at the 11/12/14 Council Meeting
*Photo by Carolyn Maxwell

PERTH AMBOY – Some residents were still upset about the elections. Resident David Caba had a folder with over 500 ballots that were challenged by the campaign manager of Perth Amboy United. Caba lamented the fact, “A lot of votes were trying to be suppressed and most of those votes were minorities. One ticket spent $100,000 and the other $20,000. This was an insult to Democrats.”

Resident Alan Silber said, “The campaign manager for Perth Amboy United worked for a campaign in Asbury Park and they tried to suppress the votes there, too. Imagine if you are a first time voter and your vote was thrown out. The County Clerk (E. Flynn) was at their campaign headquarters as well as all the Freeholders. I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with that. They wanted to support the Perth Amboy Democrats but didn’t want to count the votes.”
Resident Iris Rodriguez warned the candidates that they have to be more vigilant in their campaigns and not have your campaign manager take control. “We need unity. That means all of us, 100%. A lot of the votes that were challenged were Perth Amboy residents.”

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