Where’s Howard Dean when you need him? More Democrat charges of "extensive and massive voter fraud
", this time in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
In the latest twist in a rancorous Democratic primary campaign, Superior Court Judge Valerie Armstrong rejected the appeal by Langford attorneys who accused Levy's camp of irregularities — including promising turkey dinners and Mother's Day flowers to voters — in obtaining applications and then delivering ballots by messenger on behalf of the voters.
"This was just a tactic by the Langford campaign to try to cut down on the voter turnout," said Levy, who denied any shenanigans. "He wouldn't be sitting where he is if it wasn't for the same type of ballots."
Langford, 48, a former casino dealer, narrowly defeated incumbent Mayor James Whelan in 2001 on the strength of absentee ballot votes. Whelan was ahead by 57 votes when the polls closed, but by the time the 1,532 absentee ballots were counted three days later, Langford came out on top.