Elections chief calls for probe of lost City Council ballots
Passaic County Elections Chief John Currie is calling for a full investigation of last month's City Council election. Ken McDaniel was originally declared the winner, but records showed that 49 votes were not counted, which Currie insisted were misfiled due to human error. A judge granted losing candidate Rigo Rodriguez's request for a recount. Officials say two of the uncounted ballots were rejected, but the other 47 votes all went to Rodriguez, who was declared the new winner. Currie says he believes there is some fraud in the system and that messengers who deliver mail-in ballots to voters at homes may be responsible. He says McDaniel is justified in questioning the new results. Rodriguez did not respond to News 12 New Jersey's calls for comment.