One of the many provisional ballots that were not counted Thursday in Duval County belonged to none other than Omarosa Newman. Yes, that Omarosa: the former Trump White House officia who was fired by chief of staff John Kelly back in December.
Heard inside the canvassing board room in Duval County as they review provisional ballots: "Omarosa Newman. Registered late." -- Yes, THAT Omarosa.— Lorena Inclán (@LorenaANjax) November 8, 2018
@TenikkaANJax reached out to her about it. Next at 6 @ActionNewsJax, how the former White House staffer reacted #Florida #recount
She was once one of President Donald Trump’s loyal allies and served as his communications director for the Office of Public Liaison.
Newman relocated to Jacksonville after marrying a local pastor, John Newman.
During Thursday’s review of provisional ballots in Duval County, a member of the canvassing board said, “Omarosa Newman, registered late” and then moved onto the next ballot.
Her vote did not count.
Late registration was one of the most common reasons given during the review of the ballots.
Action News Jax reached out to Omarosa Newman, who said she’s now fighting for her vote to count.
She claims to have registered to vote on Oct. 9, which was the last day of voter registration. She’s now working with a local attorney.
#Omarosa told me she went to clear up registration issue with her address in-person & showed proof that she registered by the deadline. She says she was given a provisional ballot and voted on Oct 30. She says she will fight for her vote to count. #Florida #Election2018 #ballot— Tenikka Smith Hughes (@TenikkaANjax) November 8, 2018
I talked to @OMAROSA who says she’s now fighting for her vote to count. She says she registered to vote on Oct 9 at the #Florida DMV. Says she also cleared up issue with her address in person & was given provisional ballot to vote. MORE ON @ActionNewsJax AT 6 https://t.co/EQKoi4je8m— Tenikka Smith Hughes (@TenikkaANjax) November 8, 2018
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