Down by two votes, Jackson hinges hopes on provisional ballot review

Trenton mayoral candidate Eric Jackson won’t let go of his hopes to get in a June 15th runoff against former Mercer County Freeholder Tony Mack. 

Each day that passes pits At Large Councilman Manny Segura – up by two votes – against Jackson, while Mack, who recorded the most votes in the May 11th, ten-person election for mayor, builds up his base.

But Jackson, director of the Department of Public Works and an ally of Mayor Doug Palmer – is convinced he will be the one to face Mack.

“We believe it will swing back into our favor after the court examines our position and considers the number of provisionals,” Jackson told PolitickerNJ.com. “The Board of Elections initially rejected provisionals that we believe should be votes that count.”

Jackson and his team will go before Mercer County Civil Court Judge Mary Jacobson this Friday.

“We’re real optimistic based on what we found,” Jackson said.

Segura said give it up.

“This guy refuses to respect the will of the people,” said the at-large councilman. “If they open eight or ten of his provisionals, we’ll open fifty of ours that were thrown out. He’s just stalling. I don’t think the court is going to change anything.” 

Down by two votes, Jackson hinges hopes on provisional ballot review