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Preliminary Paterson election results has Jackson, Khalique, Mendez, Cotton, Velez leading

By Jayed Rahman
Published: May 14, 2020

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Early results in the six Paterson ward elections has Michael Jackson, Shahin Khalique, Alex Mendez, Ruby Cotton, and Luis Velez leading.

Just 5,121 of the 14,181 mail-in votes that came in so far were counted, according to the results. Vote total is likely to increase as more ballots are delivered to the Board of Elections on Thursday.

The early results are as follows:

1st Ward
Nakima Redmon 366
Mosleh Uddin 245
Michael Jackson* 433

2nd Ward
Shahin Khalique* 955
Mohammed Akhtaruzzaman 892
Frank Filippelli 204

3rd Ward
William McKoy* 353
Alex Mendez 495
Chauncey Brown 12
Robyn Spencer 33
Sharrieff Bugg 71

4th Ward
Eddy Olivares 138
Justin Rucker 78
Ruby Cotton* 507

5th Ward
Ricardo Cueba 10
Ramon Joaquin 47
Luis Velez* 146

6th Ward
Al Abdelaziz* 136.

*Denotes incumbent.

Abdelaziz ran unopposed.

The tallies are too low to definitively declare winners in the six ward races.

Election officials will have the final tally on May 19.

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