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Election officials to check city tally  (NJ)

Courier-Post Staff     03 May 2008

CAMDEN Sixty voting machines used in Camden's April 15 school board elections will be inspected by an unsuccessful candidate and election officials on May 13.

An order signed Friday by Superior Court Judge Lee A. Solomon authorized the inspection at the request of John Gilliams, who ran fourth for three seats open on the board this year.

Gilliams' tally was 12 short of election.

Re-elected were Sara Davis and Martha Wilson. Jose Delgado, who had served on the school board for 20 years, also was elected.

Davis was re-elected president of the school board this week.

According to election results certified by the Camden County Clerk's Office, Delgado had placed second in this year's election, behind Wilson. Davis placed third.

The inspection will begin at noon at a warehouse in the 7100 block of Westfield Avenue, Pennsauken.

Solomon said the recount will not resolve challenges raised by Gilliams about faulty software used in the election or claims that people other than those who signed in with election workers actually cast votes. Gilliams also claimed some districts reported no votes cast.

Those issues could be the topic of a subsequent lawsuit, Solomon said.

Voters in Camden choose three members of the nine-member board. The governor and mayor choose the remaining six.

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