Republican Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian has conceded defeat in his re-election effort.
City Council President Frank Gilliam declared victory Tuesday night, Nov. 7th, after an aggressive get-out-the-vote operation and after dissatisfaction with a state takeover of the city.
Guardian was the first Republican in a generation to lead Atlantic City.
Guardian had accused Democrats of voter fraud and asked for an investigation, but authorities remained silent through Election Day.
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