The Passaic County Regular Republican Organization’s meeting will go on after all.
Superior Court Judge Mary McVeigh ruled against Carl Mazzie, a Totowa attorney who’s challenging incumbent Scot Rumana for the organization’s chairmanship. Mazzie had sought a delay of the reorganization meeting until election results for county committee members from all 16 of Passaic County’s towns were certified.
Voting starts at 6:30 tonight at the Grand Chalet in Wayne.
“Apparently the chairman wishes to force an election before the results are certified,” said Mazzie.
Mazzie planned to immediately sit down with Rumana’s legal team to “work out a way to conduct this election that’s somewhat certifiable.”
The most likely way will be to let all county committee candidates whose elections are still not settled cast provisional ballots. If tonight's election is close, the ballots will be counted once last Tuesday's primary election results are certified.