The Atlantic County Board of Elections needs more time to count certain ballots.

A meeting that was originally scheduled for yesterday, has been moved to tomorrow, Thursday, November 17, 2022.

Multiple well placed sources have confirmed that they needed more time to finalize the count of the Vote by Mail and Provisional ballots.

The outstanding number of ballots has been reported to us to be more than 2,000. There are more than 2,000 Provisional ballots alone.

We have been told that there are about 3 times as many Vote by Mail ballots versus Provisional ballots. There's nothing unusual about that.

Here is the posted notice about the meeting change:

Harry Hurley photo.
Harry Hurley photo.

The outstanding votes are sometimes enough to sway the outcome of certain local and county races, if they are close.

Three different elected officials in Atlantic City, who asked to remain anonymous said that the Atlantic City ballot question could flip from a no to yes result, when the additional vote by mail and provisional votes are added.

The ballot question is to decide if the citizens of Atlantic City would like a non-partisan form of government versus the current Democrat and Republican format.

The additional votes will have no impact on the United States Congressman Jeff Van Drew versus Tim Alexander race, or, the County Commissioner race between Ernest Coursey and Vern Macon.

These uncounted votes could affect certain local races, including Board of Education elections.

In years gone by, these types of last-in ballots would fall the same way that the votes are accumulated on election day at the voting machines.

However, because in modern times, there is now a concentrated effort for certain election operatives to harvest votes … you now see many votes disproportionately voting the same way.

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