It’s been a bat*hit crazy 24 hours around here – leaving aside the presidential election, there will be some major changes as a result of ballot questions locally and there are a lot of questions to ask about local races that were much closer than anyone anticipated. The biggest onshore news was that Ventnor said YES to liquor licenses and Longport said NO to being part of the county library system. And Atlantic City almost voted in favor of school vouchers. You can see some of our election coverage here.
The other big news was of course the state’s decision to take over Atlantic City. No one seems to be quite sure what it means, at least in the immediate future. Our take is here.
Here’s the rest of what we were reading today:
Revel Casino Could Rejuvenate Atlantic City Poker in 2017–Even though TEN doesn’t have a partnership with an online poker room like Resorts does, the complex is more than capable of staging a major event. The 6-million-square-foot venue boasts 13 restaurants, retail outlets, spas and 150,000-square-feet of gaming space, which would be more than enough to keep local and visiting poker players amused.www.cardschat.com
AC School Voucher Question Fails, But Not By A Lot– School vouchers did not get overwhelming support from residents in Tuesday’s election, but they got enough interest to make the teachers union a bit nervous and the city councilman who sponsored the question a bit hopeful.Press of Atlantic City
LoBiondo Votes Trump After Pulling Endorsement Last Month–Donald Trump got an unexpected vote in New Jersey Tuesday morning. Congressman Frank LoBiondo (R-2nd District) voted for Trump despite pulling his endorsement of the Republican candidate last month, according to spokesman Jason Galanes.Press of Atlantic City
Ventnor’s Shalom House Residents Ride To Polls In Style–On Election Day morning, Shalom House residents Michelle Foster and Howard Applegate sat waiting on a bench with their walking sticks. They were heading to their polling station with two requests — accommodations for blind voters and a way to get there.Press of Atlantic City