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Completed ballots strewn across the floor at a polling facility in Mercer County on November 8, 2022. (Photo: Obtained by the New Jersey Globe).

Mercer finds mising ballots, but questions regarding Election Day disaster continue

By David Wildstein, November 10 2022 8:54 pm

The missing ballots from three voting districts in Princeton and one in Robbinsville were found today at the Mercer County Board of Elections, where they had been since Election Day, the New Jersey Globe has confirmed.

This is just one problem in a disastrous Election Day operation that started with every polling location in Mercer County.  County Clerk Paula Sollami Covello has asked the Mercer County Prosecutor to launch an investigation.

The Robbinsville ballots were counted today and the Princeton ballots are set to be counted on Friday.

A small number of additional ballots were found inside voting machines when they were opened today.  Superior Court Judge William Anklowitz signed an order this morning authorizing the machines to be opened.

Voters across the Mercer County were told to vote using paper ballots on Election Day after a programming glitch rendered the Dominion optical scanner as unusable. The ballots were dropped into the machine’s storage bin and collected by a team of one Democrat and one Republican.

Mercer County Superintendent of Elections Nathaniel Walker will keep his office open on Friday,  a state holiday, and this weekend, to continue counting ballots.

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