McKoy files for recount in Paterson’s 3rd Ward race | Paterson Times

McKoy files for recount in Paterson’s 3rd Ward race


Former councilman William McKoy, who lost by a razor-thin margin to ex-councilman Alex Mendez, filed for a recount on Friday.

Mendez won the City Council seat by nine votes.

Mendez received 3,769 and McKoy received 3,760 votes, according to official Passaic County election results.

Mendez has been certified as the winner of the November 3 election, says the petition. Election officials finished counting the votes on November 19.

McKoy’s filing states he believes “errors committed by the arbiters of the election process resulted in an inaccurate overall count, which resulted in Mr. Mendez erroneously being declared the winner of the Election.” He claims tabulation errors were committed in the “counting of the votes from each district” in the 3rd Ward.

State law allows any losing candidate to file for a recount within 15 days after an election. Recounts rarely change the outcome of an election.

However, in May, former councilman Shahin Khalique enjoyed an 8-vote lead over his opponent Mohammed Akhtaruzzaman in the 2nd Ward race that was reduced to zero after several recounts. The tie outcome led to a fresh election in which Khalique secured a victory.

Mendez won the 3rd Ward seat in May in an election that was marred by voter fraud. McKoy challenged the outcome citing voter fraud, including criminal charges against Mendez, to obtain an order that barred Mendez from taking office. A judge later ordered a fresh election with the same five candidates.

Some have said McKoy lost the 3rd Ward race both times because of three spoiler candidates, who divided the Black vote. Sharrieff Bugg received 758, Robyn Spencer received 480, and Chauncey Brown received 237 votes in the November 3rd election. All three are Black and likely pulled votes away from McKoy, according to political observers, delivering a defeat to the 20-year veteran of the City Council. Brown, a convicted felon, couldn’t even take office had he won. Mendez was the sole Hispanic candidate in the race.

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  • HankMorgan

    Oh, puleeze! I guess all elections are phony now.

    • DemocrapSocialistsSuck

      The 2020 election for President sure was, millions of dead people and illegal aliens voted for the Kamalwhore communist piece of shit.

      • HankMorgan

        Keep it classy, buddy.

        • DemocrapSocialistsSuck

          That's as much class as Willie Brown's ho has.

          • HankMorgan

            Who’s Willie Brown?

          • DemocrapSocialistsSuck

            Why do you care about his taxes? I'd be more worried about Senile Joe and his crackhead son selling the country out to China in exchange for big bucks.

          • HankMorgan

            You’re right. Since Squattin’ Don’s losin’ ways gots him out of the White House I really don’t have too. The court for the SDNY will pursue criminal charges and fitting judgement for what he done.

          • DemocrapSocialistsSuck

            Nah, I'd be more worried about the Special Counsel that Barr is going to appoint to look into Senile Joe and his crackhead son's illegal dealings in China. You Communists screamed about a stolen election for four years lmfao now all of a sudden Senile Joe won fair and square. Sure he did if you count the millions of dead people and illegal aliens who voted.

          • HankMorgan

            ^exhibiting signs of psychosis.^

          • DemocrapSocialistsSuck

            Who Senile Joe? I agree 100%.

  • bigron

    Times up. You are expired! Goodbye.

  • Paterson Resident

    Another Trump

    • DemocrapSocialistsSuck

      No Trump has an actual case, dead people and illegals voted for Senile Joe and Kamalwhore. Mendez is going to prison for fraud hopefully, that being said McKoy is just another piece of shit Democrat and Paterson is still a shithole because the voters are illiterate morons. Mayor McCheese is selling off the city block by block to his master Florio and you dumbasses don't even know it. You scumbags deserve what you are getting I have no sympathy for you, you can all die in the streets like you deserve illiterate trash Democrat voters are destroying this country.

      • HankMorgan

        Do you have any evidence to support your assertion that “dead people and illegals” voted? The courts don’t seem to think so. Over twenty cases charging such have been dismissed. Maybe Meltin’ Ghoulianni needs to sweat more black mayonnaise to make it so.

  • Resident41

    That was the freggin recount, what more does he want now. If they do it again it should come out of his pocket that will knock some sense into him.

  • http://Patersontimes.com Limbaugh

    His thirst for power in unbelievable go find another job. Walmart is hiring for the holidays.

    • HankMorgan

      Hahaha! Self important turd.

  • DemocrapSocialistsSuck

    Andre Sayegh is Florio's bitch. Alex Mendez should be going to prison for election fraud but since this is NJ he will probably get off just like Rigo did. Paterson voters are idiots and that's why they live in a corrupt shithole.

  • John

    Gold up. Dont Democrats claim mail in ballots are safe? Democrats the party of slavery.

  • Sirrano Keith Baldeo

    The Democrats are bitching about Trump not accepting the election results but now they want a recount. SMH.
    Only when it benefits them.