In Paterson, McKoy Filing Petition for a Recount this Afternoon
Incumbent Third Ward Paterson Councilman Bill McKoy will file his petition for a recount of the ward election this afternoon.
On Tuesday night, McKoy lost to challenger former At-Large Councilman Alex Mendez by an unofficial vote total of 1,30 to 1,595. But given reports of active investigations into bound ballots dumped in mailboxes and lingering questions about which ballots count and which didn’t, McKoy wants hard answers.
The veteran McKoy, in office for 20 years, is filing for his own individuated ward recount and not with those loosely affiliated allies from other wards, among them Moammed Akturazzuman, separated from winner Second Ward Councilman Shahin Khalique by eight votes.