AC Ballots, More Election Money – Tuesday’s Roundup

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AC Ballots
Superior Court Judge Julio Mendez on  Monday denied a request by Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian’s campaign to be present when the county’s 6,100 vote-by-mail ballots are reviewed by staff of the Board of Elections, reports Amy Rosenberg for The Inquirer. The campaign had wanted to challenge ballots it contends were improperly submitted – but Mendez did set some particular requirements on the election board to safeguard mail-in ballot documentation. Separately, today’s election day. Find Atlantic County polling locations here – and follow our site tonight and find us on @route_40 on Twitter, where we’ll be live blogging and tweeting results as they come in.

Fall colors and morning sun rays via Darleen (@darleenstamps on Instagram).

More Election Money
Close to $3 million has been raised by Republican and Democratic candidates for New Jersey’s second district (AKA most of Atlantic County). We updated our survey of campaign funding with the late-breaking 48-hour filings from both campaigns. We also added in some details on in-kind contributions, independent “dark money” committees and some comments from the Democratic campaign (Republican campaign officials have not immediately responded to our request for comment). Read the updated piece here. We will continue to follow the money as more filings come in after the election. Separately, read this piece from Governing on why the NJEA’s campaign to unseat Senate President Steve Sweeney is a waste of money.

In the rest of the day’s headlines, the clock is ticking for those who want to save Camden’s historic high school building from demolition, Menendez’ corruption trial is going to the jury and read about the new “King Tide” norm. All that and more below:

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