"You can never call an election in Stratford," Gagliardi said. He noted that when he got into local politics in the 1990s, he lost an election by five votes. But in a 2010 race, he won by a 2-1 ratio, he said.
"The town has changed a bit" in the last few years, Gagliardi said. "The presidential election had a lot to do with it. You find people who come to the voting booth new to town and just voted for the presidential side of the election and didn't go down the rest of the column."
Attempts to reach Adolf were unsuccessful.
In the Laurel Springs council race, Democrat Susan M. DiGregorio, who initially trailed Republican incumbent David A. Thatcher by one vote, won the election by nine votes.
DiGregorio declined to comment, and Thatcher could not immediately be reached.
Election officials counted more than 5,700 provisional ballots countywide, said John Schmidt, an aide to the Camden County clerk.
Burlington County officials counted more than 2,400 provisional ballots, Clerk Timothy Tyler said, but the ballots did not change any outcomes.
Of the more than 9,100 votes cast in the Bordentown Township Committee race, all four candidates held at least 24 percent of the vote, with less than 50 separating Democrat Kershaw Weston and Republican Michael Dauber from Republican John Moynihan, who won the second available seat. Democrat Stephen Benowitz was the top vote-getter, with 132 more votes than Moynihan.
In Gloucester County, Democrat David Swanson, who initially held an eight-vote lead over Republican incumbent Thomas Louis in the Woodbury Ward Three council race, ultimately won by 22 votes.
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