by TOM FORD
MOUNT POCONO May 18 2021 – Unofficial results of the 2021 Municipal Primary Election show Mount Pocono voters rejecting Michael Penn’s bid for his first full term as mayor.
Republican Randy Altemose waged a late write-in appeal to Democrats in the Borough which appears to have netted him 27 write-ins to the 26 in-person tallies for the interim incumbent Penn.
Unknown at this point is how many mail-in ballots remain to be counted. The results are unofficial and will almost certainly be affected by the uncounted ballots. The counting of the mail-in votes starts tomorrow.
No one we spoke with can recall a time when an incumbent mayor actively campaigning for election lost to an opposite-party write-in candidate in Mount Pocono. At least for the in-person electors in Mount Pocono, this appears to be a clear rejection of the often divisive and always controversial politics of the recent transplant to the borough.
Stay tuned to The Boro & Towne News for updates.
[CORRECTED: This article was corrected to reflect that Altemose apparently received 27 Democratic write-in votes as opposed to the 45 we reported yesterday. The error was a result of the Judge of Election printing the results of one ballot machine twice. We regret the error.]
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