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Vote count error corrected, flips school board election in favor of Alfred University alumnus

Alfred University alumnus Jeffrey Weinstein ’83 appears to have secured a seat on the local school board in Ocean Township, NJ, after an apparent miscount in the votes cast in last November’s election was corrected.

Weinstein, who earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Alfred University in 1983 and is president and COO of Clinton, NJ-based data security firm Calamu Technologies, initially placed fourth of six candidates vying for three seats on the Ocean Township Board of Education in Monmouth County, NJ. The top three vote-getters earned seats on the board and after the initial vote count, Weinstein, an incumbent board member, was in fourth place with 3,503 votes, just 20 behind Steve Clayton, who garnered 3,523 votes.

It was determined that an election official uploading results had inadvertently counted some votes twice.  After the error was discovered and corrected, Weinstein leapfrogged Clayton and is now ahead by one vote, according to the New Jersey Globe. The Monmouth County Board of Elections has asked the New Jersey attorney general to file the paperwork for an official recount in the election.

Weinstein and Clayton both appeared as guests on a recent episode of “Dan Abrams Live” and discussed to situation.