Superior Court Judge Maurice Gallipoli has decided runner up in Ward C Jimmy King isn't a sore loser after all. Judge Gallipoli has set October 26th as the date he wants to hear arguments in court, after depositions and full legal rigamarole, over whether or not Nidia Lopez is actually a real Jersey City resident.
Lopez's attorney, Bill Northgrave argued that King only had 30 days after the election to make his complaint. This is where it gets really really juicy. King made the argument that Lopez goes by several names in City Hall records. The Jersey Journal Political Insider takes is from there:
It is King's argument that Lopez has several names and that was why it was hard to find information. There was a Nidia Rivera, a Nidia Boehringer and a Nidia A. Boehringer. Some of the names were linked to properties in Jersey City, including one in Ward E, with phone numbers in Florida, according to sources.
Mayor Healy can't look at this as a good thing. Theres every chance his hand picked teammate is about to be found out as a fraud and someone who owes a huge amount of money to the state of Florida in back taxes.