A public-interest law group is asking questions about whether New Jersey election officials counted ballots properly as voting rules changed in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.

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The Constitutional Litigation Clinic at the Rutgers School of Law in Newark on Tuesday requested information from election officials for the state and all 21 counties about how ballots were handled.

With elections held just a week after Sandy hit, the state allowed displaced voters to cast provisional ballots at any polling place in the state or to vote by email or fax.

Clinic co-director Penny Venetis says it's important to know whether all ballots were counted.

She says that 75 elections across the state are close enough that the special ballots could make a difference.

 

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