PATERSON, NJ - On Friday, Passaic County electoral authorities gathered at the Passaic County Courthouse to conduct a supervised count of the vote-by-mail and provisional ballots for the razor-thin Ward 2 council race in Hawthorne. After several hours, the uncertified results were returned as Rayna Laiosa (R) with 386 votes in total and Thomas Bushnauskas (D) with 377.
The difference between the two candidates' results is less than 1%, a gap of nine votes.
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