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CJ SHOOTS DOWN PUP ELECTION PETITION

July 20
18:46 2018
THE REPORTER:  News Staff,

The results of the March 7 Municipal Election in San Pedro will remain unchanged following Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin’s dismissal of the People’s United Party’s election petition.

The Chief Justice delivered his oral decision today, noting that the full written judgment would be available on Tuesday, July 24. The CJ acknowledged that there were errors in the election but that those errors were not sufficient to render the election void. He also said that each litigant must bear their own cost of court.

The PUP’s major point of contention is that there were allegedly 275 votes unaccounted for. When taken into account the small margin that the United Democratic Party won by in San Pedro, the PUP says the party is convinced that it would have won San Pedro if the election was conducted fairly.

Outside the courtroom, PUP Mayoral Candidate Andre Perez told the media that the PUP is convinced the errors were substantial enough to influence the election and that the people of San Pedro chose the PUP. He said that he could not comment on whether or not there would be an appeal, because he needed to discuss with his legal team.

Reigning mayor Danny Gurrero said that he was not surprised at the outcome because he had been saying all along that the elections were conducted fairly.

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