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Howell Deputy Mayor Evelyn Malsbury O'Donnell.

Judge intends to order Howell recount Monday

By Nikita Biryukov, November 25 2020 3:03 pm

Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Linda Jones intends to order a recount in Howell on Monday.

Democratic Council candidate Andre de Garmeaux filed a recount request Friday after final tallies showed him trailing Deputy Mayor Evelyn Malsbury O’Donnell by 320 votes, 15,415-15,095.

The order may have been issued earlier, but election officials need to coordinate their schedules to ascertain when the recount would be held.

A 10-minute long hearing on the matter Wednesday morning saw no opposition to the recount motion.

There was some confusion over de Garmeaux’s application, which cited the statute for an election challenge and not a recount, but candidate intended to seek a recount.

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