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Morris Township Committeeman Peter V. Mancuso, left.

Morris Township races still in the courts

Judge orders trial for January 21

By David Wildstein, January 06 2020 3:57 pm

The race for Morris Township Committee remains in the courts, even though Republican Peter Mancuso will be sworn in to office tomorrow.

Mancuso, an 82-year-old Republican who has served on and off since 1978, was declared the winner by 15 votes over Democrat Bud Ravitz after a recount of the November 5 general election, but Democrats want to see if 42 uncounted provisional ballots will affect the outcome of the race.

At a case management conference on Monday, Superior Court Judge Stuart Minkowitz set a trial date of January 21 to determine if the uncounted ballots will be counted.

Minkowitz ordered ten vote-by-mail ballots to be counted, but did not set a specific timetable for that.

A complaint filed by the New Jersey Democratic State Committee and the Morris County Democratic Committee includes affidavits from poll workers and eighteen voters stating that the envelope glue would not stick.

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