Stanley still mulling recount

Craig Stanley’s staff is rummaging through last week’s ballots.

Last week, Stanley, a six-term incumbent from Irvington, lost the Democratic Assembly primary by 110 votes to Cory Booker-backed Cleopatra Tucker. He told PoliticsNJ.com that he’s looking into a recount. While he still hasn’t filed, he appears to be taking the prospect of a recount seriously.

Essex County Clerk Chris Durkin confirmed that a Stanley has sent staff to his office to review last week’s absentee and provisional ballots. Durkin said that Stanley has until June 20 to officially file.

Stanley could not be reached for comment, but his uncle, Assemblyman William Payne, said that Stanley not yet made a decision on whether to seek a recount.

“We’re trying to find whether or not there are any miscounts or inaccuracies,” said Payne. “We’ll use that as a basis for making a final decision.”

Stanley’s running mate, Assemblywoman Oadline Truitt, lost her seat to Ralph Caputo, an Essex County Freeholder who served in the State Assembly from 1968 to 1972. Stanley still mulling recount