Atlantic County Clerk Ed McGettigan Botched the Printing and Mailing of the Ballots
ATLANTIC CITY NJ (Nov. 4, 2020)--In the face of the biggest election debacle in Atlantic County’s history, Atlantic County Republican Chairman Keith Davis today called for the immediate resignation County Clerk Ed McGettigan for misprinting and mailing ballots that will require a special election in the Third Freeholder District.
“McGettigan is a serial offender when it comes to botching our elections. But this one is the absolute worst,” said Davis. “And you don’t need to take my word for it. Just listen to what respected Assignment Judge Julio Mendez said about McGettigan’s performance: ‘This is a horrendous situation…It does not reflect well on the Clerk of Atlantic County….Ultimately the buck has to stop somewhere.’”
“I agree. The buck stops with McGettigan when it comes to running elections in Atlantic County. He printed and mailed 554 faulty ballots affecting a freeholder race, likely requiring a special election at taxpayers’ expense. When the Court reviewed his incompetence, McGettigan didn’t even have the guts to show up to the hearing and offer an apology. He should do the right thing and step down from this position so someone competent can take over. And he should forgo his $107,250 salary to pay for
the special election caused by his actions so the taxpayers of Atlantic County aren’t forced to do so.”