Election Poll: 198 more votes
Ballots counted, Zimmer still not happy
The provisional and missing absentee ballots were counted today – and despite losing by 163 votes, Councilwoman Dawn Zimmer was overheard talking about a “recount,” although no official announcement has been made as to what will happen now.
Here’s the total vote count:
Prior votes: 6043
Today’s Absentee: 63
TOTAL VOTES: 6188
Prior votes: 5974
Today’s Absentee: 15
Today’s Provisionals: 36
TOTAL VOTES: 6025
Will this drag on for weeks?
Note: This is just for updates about the provisional / absentee ballot count.. I will not be publishing any reader comments in this chat…
The never ending election
Like a bad horror movie, Hoboken elections never seem to be over.
Now we have 79 “found” absentee ballots, along with 122 provisional ballots that will be counted Friday morning at 10am.
Personally, I find the whole election process in our country / county / city so flawed.
Look at all these holes in the system:
- You don’t need to present ID at the polls
- You may have moved to another city, and still be on the voter rolls (even years after) – I spoke with four people who moved out of Hoboken, yet still voted (for both candidates).
- Your ballot can get thrown out because your signature didn’t match (yet they don’t ask for ID). Who makes this determination? A hand-writing expert? Some people change their signatures all the time.
- Voting machines have been proven to be easily tampered with.
You know? Why make it so complicated and bureaucratic?
Might as well switch to an “applause meter” – and instead of voting – just say “In order to vote – please gather at Pier A Park at 7pm Tuesday, where you can “cheer” for your candidate. The candidate with the loudest applause wins.”
Anyway – as it stands currently (with machine votes, and absentees already counted) – Peter Cammarano leads Dawn Zimmer by 67 votes (6043 to 5976).
Will this be over tomorrow morning – or are we in for more challenges, court hearings or even a (gasp) third election?