Democratic Committee: Provisionals will determine winner
MSV is confirming the Column B endorsed Mayor Zimmer backed slate of candidates for the Hoboken Democrat Committee will likely be declared victorious on Friday. A well placed source indicated the final numbers of the victory will be confirmed at week’s end but only after a still unknown number of outstanding provisional ballots are tallied.
Provisional ballots come from the Hudson Country Board of Elections. Even the total of those outstanding provisional ballots is not known.
Late last night, MSV stated the likelihood of a 38-33 outcome but this may still shift changing the final numbers before the election is finalized. The election result itself however will most likely not see a dramatic turn from that baseline.
Part of the concern in calling the election winner is the disproportionately high number of absentee ballots. Those numbers produced significant turnarounds in several races. In district 4-3 (first number indicates the ward), Frances Jennings appears to have been defeated by Evelyn Lopez with nine absentee ballots being the difference.
Similarly, Ann Graham looks to have fallen to Marilyn Morales under similar circumstance with nine absentee ballots being decisive in the outcome.
In the 5-5, 17 absentee ballots for the Petrocelli’s has undone the chances for Brian Assadourian and Ann Marie Bonner.
Until the provisional ballots are counted, the Column C “Real Democrats” led by Michelle Russo, wife of former mayor Anthony Russo are not dead. Not yet.