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District 16 Assembly Race Too Close to Call

Report says Simon held small lead over Corfield.

With provisional and email or fax votes playing havoc in many municipalities, counties and districts throughout the state on Tuesday, one of the many races that was too close to call at the end of election day appeared to be the District 16 Assembly race. 

Incumbent Donna Simon (R) held a slight lead over Democratic challenger Marie Corfield, according to a report on MyCentralJersey.com.

After Sandy displaced thousands of New Jersey residents, Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno signed an order allowing voters to submit a mail-in ballot application by email or fax. That has made things more uncertain than usual at the end of election day in many cases. 

The deadline for electronic voting had been extended after email and fax ballots caused headaches Tuesday throughout the state. Once an application was processed by the 5 p.m. deadline on Tuesday, the voter has until Friday at 8 p.m. to submit the ballot and waiver of secrecy.

That made the about 2,000 vote lead Simon held after polling Tuesday too tight to call the race.

Cheryl graziano November 08, 2012 at 02:13 AM
Donna is the best !! I sure hope it is her for me personally she has been our voice for our small community with no power going on day 11 she is an angel and has not given up helping us in hillsborough south branch section her biggest fan Cheryl Graziano and our family on old village road

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