West Deptford GOP Not Conceding Committee Race Just Yet
Township GOP chairman Denny Forte said the party is "weighing all available options" after a race that was decided by just 99 votes.
As far as the local Republican Party is concerned, the township committee race isn't over.
While not formally calling for a recount, party officials hinted they're considering the possibility.
In a statement released Wednesday afternoon, township GOP chairman Denny Forte said: "The election is still too close call and due to the provisional ballots which are yet to be counted, the WDGOP and its candidate Jeff Hansen are refraining from making any statement until every vote is counted. We are weighing all available options."
Democratic township Committeewoman Denice DiCarlo defeated Hansen by just 99 votes on Tuesday, according to unofficial election results.
Gloucester County spokeswoman Debra Sellitto said late Tuesday that all absentee ballots were counted, except a handful that came in late in the afternoon. Provisional ballots were not counted Tuesday, she said. In addition, in the wake of the powerful nor'easter Sandy, Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno issued a directive Tuesday afternoon instructing county clerks to accept applications for mail-in ballots by fax or email through 5 p.m. Tuesday. Clerks will process those applications throughout the week, and ballots must be returned by 8 p.m. Friday.
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