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Dover official asks Judge to overturn primary results

Camacho says illegal votes cast in race he lost by 12

By David Wildstein, July 10 2018 11:25 am

An attorney for Dover Alderman Ronald Camacho want to overturn the results of the June Democratic primary, where challenger Carlos Valencia defeated him by twelve votes in the 4th Ward contest.

Camacho is alleging that six individuals who cast vote by mail ballots don’t reside in the 4th Ward voted illegally and cast their ballots for Valencia and says the six cast their votes at the urging of the candidate or his campaign staff.

The motion, filed in Superior Court on July 7, also alleges that at least twenty individuals were assisted in preparing their mail-in ballots without disclosing the name of the person who assisted them.  Camacho says that in nineteen separate instances, an individual other than the voter who signed the mail-in ballot outer envelope.

Camacho also alleges that in at least eight instances, provisional ballots were cast by with undisclosed assistance and undue influence.

The motion was filed against Morris County Clerk Ann Grossi, the Morris County Board of Elections, and the Morris County Board of Canvassers.

Valencia, who ran on the Morris County Democratic Organization line, was six votes ahead on June 5.  His lead expanded to twelve after a recount last month.

Camacho’s attorney is Alan Zakin, a Morris County Republican political consultant who represented Grossi in an election law matter in April.

Ronald Camacho v Carlos Valencia July 2018
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