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GOP’s Bennett, Owen-Michaane reelected to Pelham Manor board after delay in certifying tally

Democratic candidate calls on governor to intervene over irregularities
Pelham Manor Trustees Maurice Owen-Michaane and Breda Bennett were reelected.

Incumbent Republicans Breda Bennett and Maurice Owen-Michaane won reelection to the Village of Pelham Manor Board of Trustees, defeating Democratic challengers Kate Pringle and Mark Cardwell. Announcement of the results followed a delay from Tuesday night in certifying the vote because of problems counting absentee and early mail ballots.

The certified results were published by Village Clerk Lindsey Luft on the Village of Pelham Manor website on Wednesday afternoon. Luft is also village manager.

The following are the vote totals for the candidates:

  • Breda Bennett: 999 votes
  • Maurice Owen-Michaane: 973 votes
  • Kate Pringle: 896 votes
  • Mark Cardwell: 827 votes

A total of 3,695 votes were cast.

Cardwell sent letters Wednesday to Gov. Kathy Hochul and County Executive George Latimer asking them to intervene in the vote count because of a series of irregularities he said occurred in the tallying Tuesday night.

The Republicans also ran on the Neighborhood Party line, while the Democrats were also on the Manor Together Party line.

Bennett gained a fourth two-year term and Owen-Michaane a third. Bennett holds the appointed posts of deputy mayor and police commissioner, while Owen-Michaane is the commissioner of the department of public works. The five-member board will remain all Republican.

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    Everitt SperosMar 20, 2024 at 5:24 pm

    It was Russian interference.