Delgado Altieri declines to accept defeat

By John McPhaul

Popular Democratic Party candidate for governor Carlos “Charlie” Delgado Altieri spoke Thursday without conceding victories or defeats in the electoral process.

“I do not concede victory to [New Progessive Party gubernatorial candidate] Pedro Pierluisi because he granted himself the victory,” Delgado Altieri said at a press conference. “We are going to wait for the votes to be counted and then we award victories.”

As for a recount, Delgado Altieri said he will wait for the vote counting process to be completed to decide what strategy to take.

“We will be making decisions,” he said in reference to a request for a recount. “I do not rule it out.”

Regarding the complaint he issued last night about the discovery of ballot containers with materials and alleged votes, the Isabela mayor said “there are ballots in there and I am asking that immediate action be taken because it is a matter of high priority.”

“There are around 250 ballots per [container], which are significant numbers,” he said.

Delgado Atieri added that he called a legislative conference of those who have been elected to the island Senate and House of Representatives.

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