IRVINGTON – The early word from Irvington is that the Newark neighbor is poised to receive almost the same number of votes as it did four years ago.
Corzine in 2005 received 9,200 votes in Irvington. Operatives who have been following the numbers all day anticipate the governor receiving nearly 10,000 votes in the city.
"I believe Corzine's going to win," said Council President John Sowell, an ally of Team Irvington leader Councilman D. Bilal Beasely, the chief GOTV point person in Irvington.
But Essex County party operatives continue to worry about GOP candidate Chris Christie's performance in the suburbs of Essex County, where he was raised and attended high school.