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Atlantic City Democratic Committee wants investigation into $10,000 check

Just call it the $10,000 question. The Atlantic City Democratic Committee’s Executive Board held an emergent meeting at 5 p.m. Friday after a $10,000 check written to the committee was cashed by then-mayoral candidate Frank Gilliam. The check was written from the Atlantic County Democratic Committee on Oct. 12, 2017, but somehow wound up at Gilliam’s headquarters — and then in his fund-raising account. Gilliam told BreakingAC that the check was one of about eight
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Atlantic City welcomes new mayor and looks to end old arguments

Atlantic City welcomed its new mayor with a packed council chambers that spilled out into the hallway New Year’s Day. “It’s a new chapter in the books,” Frank Gilliam said before walking into the room to take the oath. “I look forward to getting our house in order for the people. This wasn’t just a victory for the Gilliam family but a victory for the citizenry of Atlantic City.” Also sworn in were running mates
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Lesson in voting for local college students

Voting this year was a lesson for some local college students. The Board of Elections had to reject more than 30 provisional ballots from students who don’t live in Atlantic County, Chair Lynn Caterson said. “They could have voted in their home county or by mail-in, but instead went to the polls in Atlantic County, and their vote doesn’t count,” Caterson said. “That’s sad.” Stockton University has worked to help students know how to vote
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Gilliam declares victory in Atlantic City mayoral race

Atlantic City has a new mayor. Before all the wards were in, and with a 1,000-deficit in mail-in votes, Mayor Don Guardian conceded defeat Tuesday. Frank Gilliam, who risked losing his council seat to run for mayor, celebrated victory and talked of a new day in Atlantic City. In an election that included private investigators, wiretaps and a brief court appearance, Gilliam said his team allowed voter-fraud allegations to “roll off our back because we
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Atlantic City election fight goes to court

Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian took his messenger ballot fight to court. But his team didn’t get the answer it wanted. In a complaint filed Monday, attorney John Carbone asked for a temporary injunction against the Board of Elections and that the board be compelled to allow the challengers to review all vote by mail ballots. Superior Court Judge Julio Mendez denied the request, saying there is nothing in the law that requires a “wholesale” review
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Atlantic City mayor’s voter fraud allegations include one voter claiming she got a ballot with no Republicans

A 16-page private investigator’s report, three hours of audio from a voter’s messenger ballot mission and four other voter experiences add up to concrete evidence of voter fraud, Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian said during a press conference Friday. One woman claims when she got her ballot, she couldn’t vote for Guardian because only Democratic candidates were listed. But just before Guardian arrived for the press conference outside the Atlantic County Clerk’s Office in Mays
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Atlantic City mayor claiming he has audio and video evidence of voter fraud

Atlantic City’s political campaigns usually have a touch of drama. But things have ramped up this time around, with wiretaps, private investigators and — according to the incumbent mayor — hard evidence of voter fraud. Mayor Don Guardian’s camp is holding a press conference Friday that it claims will include a 16-page private investigator’s report, “along with audio and video evidence that will corroborate the campaign’s charges of voter fraud with mail-in and messenger ballots.”
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Messenger ballots once again take spotlight in Atlantic City election

The former Atlantic City leader who raised absentee ballots to a science has questioned claims that a messenger ballot was filled out before it got to a voter.. The Attorney General’s Office is looking into an allegation that a Republican city councilman received a ballot already casting votes for Democratic candidates Phil Murphy for governor, Frank Gilliam for Atlantic City mayor and George Tibbitt to maintain his City Council seat. City Councilman Jesse Kurtz confirmed
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