McKoy Files Petition Contesting Results of Paterson 3rd Ward Election

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Paterson 3rd Ward councilman Bill McKoy today formally challenged the results of the 2020 elections in the Superior Court of New Jersey.

Following a ravaged May nonpartisan contest that included AG charges against challenger Alex Mendez, Mendez won a second election by a 9-vote margin over McKoy, which increased to 14 votes after a recount.

McKoy was not satisfied, and this morning, working with attorney Scott Salmon, submitted the following as grounds to contest the Nov. 3rd results:

Upon information and belief, the following violations of the provisions enumerated in N.J.S.A. 19:29-1 and the other provisions of Title 19 occurred, such that a fair, free, and full  expression of the intent of the voters was not had. To the extent known, voters are identified pursuant to N.J.S.A. 19:29-2.

At least 4 mail-in ballot evinced a clear voter intent to vote for McKoy but were not counted by the Board of Elections based upon improper reasons.

At least 39 legal votes in favor of McKoy were rejected by the Board of Elections for various
improper reasons, including but not limited to those rejected for mismatched signatures.

• Cludeni Sanders
• Fiona Johnson
• Glenn McDowell
• Robin Boykin
• Scott Sanders
• Shawanna Gerald
• Sherril McLean-Wright
• Yvonne Stephenson
• Anna Cuevas
• Rajon York
• Taymair Gaskins
• Victor Gary
• Vincent N. Lester
• Jordan C. Wimberly
• Frederick LaGarde
• Richard Champion, Jr.
• Taylor Yancey
• Yvette Reed
• Zuri Redmond
• Charles Davidson
• Donovan Willis
• Doreen Willis
• Jodie Dawes
• Yvonne Dawes
• DaShawn Parker
• Janet Knight-Mason
• Joe Gaskins
• Jordan Bruce
• Joshua Stokes
• Nemar Newell

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• Cherry Gaskins
• Desrae Wilkerson
• Joey Dawson
• Keyona Rogers
• Olufemi Ayodeji
• Kevin Montgomery
• Khadiza Hussain
• Moreoum Hussain
• Tanisha McClam

Approximately 20 illegal votes in the Election were accepted by the Board of Elections, which were cast by voters who lived within the City of Paterson but outside the Third Ward. These votes were, upon information and belief, cast provisionally at the various polling locations in the Third Ward using ballots that contained the Third Ward race even though the voter did not reside in and was therefore not qualified to vote in the Second Election.

• Ailejawuan C. Townsend
• Amira I. Forero
• Cindy O. Matos
• Denisse M. Rodriguez
• Eric Cartagena
• Inocencia Pimentel-Depolanc
• Jaime Rodriguez-Chalas
• John Bishop
• Kemani J. Crawford
• May B. Gibson
• Martha J. Prieto
• Omar Reyes
• Ray R. Bamond
• Raymond M. Simone
• Robin D. Byrd
• Rose M. Beason
• Thurston J. Anderson
• Ruth A. Peterson
• Shamira A. Wood
• Santo Columna

Approximately 11 illegal votes in the Election were accepted by the Board of Elections, which were cast by voters who lived outside the City of Paterson Ward. These votes were, upon information and belief, cast provisionally at the various polling locations in the Third Ward using ballots that contained the Third Ward race even though the voter did not reside in and was therefore not qualified to vote in the Second Election.

• Lissandra A. Alvarado-Pimentel
• Edith N. Huayas
• Lewis E. Williams, Jr.
• Valentina Colon
• Laura F. Perez
• David Rivera
• Yanira Alicea-Torres
• Herlal Avella, Jr.
• Michael Ross
• Tamara Battal
• Linda S. Mauro

As a result of these acts and others, legal votes were rejected and illegal votes were counted sufficient in number to change the result of the election, cast a cloud on the election, and raise sufficient factual basis to declare the election void and invalid.

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