OVER 10% OF ALL VOTES CAST!
From today’s Coast Star:
In the week leading up the election, D’Jais owner Frank Sementa confirmed and defended his establishment’s involvement in the election.
“I live in town, we’re a business in town, [and] we’re supporting candidates that we believe in just like everyone else,” Mr. Sementa said.
Mr. Sementa said he and his employees were “big Matt [Doherty] supporters,” attributing their support to the mayor’s “great job getting the town back together after Sandy.”
At the time, Mr. Sementa estimated that D’Jais employees had turned in “250 or so” ballots, of which he believed eight had been thrown out on technicalities.
He said the challenges by Councilman Bean and his supporters were “misguided,” and the involvement of himself and his employees was for the convenience of voters, and nothing more.