Absentee Ballots Tip Scales in A.C. Mayoral Primary

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -

In the race for the Democratic nomination for Atlantic City Mayor, absentee ballots made all the difference.

Atlantic City Councilman Frank Gilliam's campaign said his 485-vote edge in absentee ballots more than overcame the 100-vote advantage that rival Councilman Marty Small racked up on voting machines on Tuesday, June 7th.

According to Atlantic County spokeswoman Linda Gilmore, the county's election workers are examining the ballots, and the results of the election would not become official until certified by the county clerk, which she expects to occur on Monday, June 12th.

The winner will face off against Republican Mayor Don Guardian in the November General Election.

The race unfolds as Atlantic City remains under a state takeover of its political power and physical assets.

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