Cloud of controversy hovers over Jersey City mayoral election

(11/05/04) JERSEY CITY Although Jerry Healy has declared himself the winner in the Jersey City mayoral race, the two runners-up are going to court over what they call sloppy election procedures.

Three days after the election, more than 6,000 provisional ballots still need to be counted. In addition, the voting results from 11 machines went missing for a period of time. These factors have Harvey Smith and Louis Manzo heading to court because they say the outcome may still be wrong after all the results are tallied.

Unless the court rules for a recount or new election, the Jersey City clerk must certify the election by November 12.

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