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Ballot counting stopped in Passaic

Court order stalls election results in three towns over vote-by-mail fraud concerns

By Nikita Biryukov, May 12 2020 9:24 pm

Elections officials in Passaic County have been ordered to stopped counting ballots tonight, stalling results in the county’s three races.

The count will resume at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday morning.

Passaic held three races Tuesday, foremost among which is a series of council races in Paterson.

Concerns about vote-by-mail fraud in Paterson were responsible for the order.

As of Tuesday afternoon, roughly 800 of the 12,391 returned mail-in ballots were suspected of being fraudulent.

The matter is under investigation by the FBI, and law enforcement was present when ballots were being counted Tuesday.

The voter fraud concerns have also stalled school board races in Passaic City and Totowa.

Order Extending Time to Count Mail-In Ballots in Passaic County
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