As Magazzu Watch reported in depth, there was an attempt to defraud the election with hundreds of improper absentee ballot applications. Add to that the history of election machine tampering, and one is always left uneasy with the “official results”, especially when the controlling party is covered with Camden sleaze.
Last night as the results were coming in from the voting districts, the Republicans had cause for optimism. The numbers were looking favorable, and at one point the numbers showed Farabello, Taylor in the top three and Barruzza with a solid lead over the incompetent Sheriff Bob Austino.
Then something happened. Calls came in that Vineland had problems with some of its voting machines. What sort of problems? Was a someone called to swap results and erase the evidence as apparently occurred in the Fairfield Twp election earlier this year?
Now the Press of Atlantic City says that Mike Barruzza is considering challenging the election result, as provisional ballots are being counted.
Vote totals posted by the Cumberland County Board of Elections show incumbent, Democratic Cumberland County Sheriff Robert Austino leading Republican challenger Michael Barruzza by 485 votes —11,592 to 11,107.
County Republican leader Robert Greco said the provisional ballots are likely to favor Barruzza because many are from Republican-leaning parts of the county. Republicans could make a full challenge to the sheriff’s race if those provisional ballots close the gap between Austino and Barruzza, he said.
Doug Long is implying that for a person that possibly won to actually want the job is sour grapes. How pathetic.
Doug Long, co-chairman of the county’s Democratic Party, said he could understand Republicans challenging the sheriff’s race results because of its closeness. He said its likely Democrats won’t make any election challenges.
“I’m not into sour grapes,” Long said.
Hey Doug – you guys WON most of the seats – and by a significant margin – your statement is utter bullsh*t in that you have no REASON to challenge. If your party had maintained its own house, you would STILL be the majority! And that single fact, I have to assume, is the real impetus behind your malicious and vindictive lawsuit against this website and me; a blatant attempt of intimidation and harassment. For the record, I am rooting for Barruzza! He needs to challenge EVERY provisional ballot to ensure that the voters voted only once, that they are not fourteen years old, that they are not convicted felons ineligible to vote, and that they actually RESIDE in Cumberland County.