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Democrats want recounts in Eatontown and Howell

Democrats in Eatontown and Howell are hoping that recounts will overturn their narrow losses in municipal races for council seats, NJGlobe reports.

Eatontown council candidate Mariel S. Hufnagel

In Eatontown, Democrat Mariel S. Hufnagel, using the pronoun his, petitioned the court for a recount against Republicans Mark Regan Jr, an incumbent councilman, and James Corcoran. Hufnagel trails Regan by 10 votes, 3,228-3,218 in the unofficial count. Corcoran has 3,105 votes and Democrat Danielle Jones leads the field with 3,250 votes in the election for two seats on the Borough Council.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: November 23rd, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , | 2 Comments »

Neptune City Republicans Call For A Recount

Neptune City Councilman Brian Sullivan, Freeholder Director Tom Arnone, candidate Robert Burr, candidate Michaela O’Brien and Sheriff Shaun Golden at a pre-election rally at Kelly’s in Neptune City

With all the votes finally counted the election for control of the Neptune City Council favors the Democrats by a very thin margin. The Republicans are calling for a recount.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: November 21st, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Neptune City | Tags: , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Champions of the 2020 Election: Monmouth County Edition

By Art Gallagher

Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon and Congressman Chris Smith

The Presidential election is still being litigated, yet in Monmouth County, NJ where it took 10 days to count and report 97% of the ballots in the unprecedented paper ballot election ordered by Governor Murphy, the Monmouth County Republican Organization has scored huge undisputed victories. The Golden Era in Monmouth County continues stronger than ever.

Congressman Chris Smith and Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon are stand outs this election season.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: November 16th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Congressional Races, Chris Smith, Christine Hanlon, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , | 3 Comments »

Republicans on track to retain control in Howell

Howell Deputy Mayor Evelyn Malsbury-O’Donnell

Republican Deputy Mayor Evelyn Malsbury-O’Donell pulled ahead of Democrat Andre de Garmeaux on Monday in the race for a seat on the Howell Township Council which will determine partisan control of the governing body.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: November 9th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Republicans on track to retain control in Howell

Republican Freeholder candidates are pulling ahead in Monmouth County

UPDATE 4:40 p.m. : Afternoon results show substantially widening Republican lead

Republican Freeholder candidates Lillian Burry and Ross Licitra gained over 10,000 votes each in the Thursday afternoon update from the Monmouth County Board of Elections.

Democrats Michael Penna and Moira Nelson gained only 7,000-8,000.

The County race is trending Republican.

Republicans Lillian Burry and Ross Licitra are leading the ballot count in the Monmouth County Freeholder race following an upload of about 11,000 ballots on Thursday morning.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: November 5th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | 4 Comments »

Monmouth election results narrow in second data upload. Partisan split in Freeholder race reported.

The race for the two Monmouth County freeholder seats narrowed on Wednesday evening when the Board of Elections reported approximately 22,000 ballots of the estimated 175,000 votes that remained to be counted.

With 212,780 ballots reported, Democrat Michael Penna and Republican Lillian Burry lead Democrat Moira Penna and Ross Licitra by less than 1% in the race to be the only people ever to be elected as Monmouth County Freeholders and sworn in as Commissioners. Legislation passed earlier this year changed the name of the office.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: November 4th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Elections, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , | 3 Comments »

Hanlon is big winner in Monmouth County

Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon

Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon has won a decisive reelection victory.

Based upon the early returns Hanlon is leading Democrat Angela Ahbez-Anderson of Asbury Park by 54%-45%. Her margin of victory is very likely to expand to almost 60% when all the ballots are counted.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: November 4th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , | 4 Comments »

Democrats leading in Monmouth County early returns

Democrats appear to be winning in Monmouth County for the first time since 2008 after the first round of paper ballots were reported.

However, there are 150,000-200,000 ballots yet to be counted.

With 189, 594 votes reported on Tuesday night, Joe Biden is leading for President, Cory Booker is leading for U.S. Senate and Democrats Michael Penna and Moira Nelson are narrowly leading Republicans Lillian Burry and Ross Licitra for two Freeholder (soon to be known as County Commissioners) seats.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: November 4th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Congressional Races, 2020 Presidential Politics, 2020 U.S. Senate Race | Tags: , | Comments Off on Democrats leading in Monmouth County early returns

2020 Election Predictions

Donald J. Trump will be reelected President of the United States of America.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: November 3rd, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Congressional Races, 2020 Presidential Politics, 2020 U.S. Senate Race | Tags: , | 5 Comments »

Tommy G and Art G discuss the election at 4 pm

My friend Tommy G always reminds me that I correctly predicted the outcome of the 2016 presidential election when so many others got it wrong.

I didn’t make that prediction until the early morning of Election Day when I got a phone call reporting two hour long lines in the Republican areas of Ohio before the polls opened. Tommy wants me to make my 2020 prediction 14 hours earlier.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: November 2nd, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Congressional Races, 2020 Presidential Politics, 2020 U.S. Senate Race | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Tommy G and Art G discuss the election at 4 pm