By JERRY SCHWARTZ
Tom Jory, an editor who played a key role in one of the most important functions of the Associated Press – counting votes for US elections – has passed away. He was 77 years old. Jory’s daughter Samantha Deutsch said he died Monday at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan of complications following hip fracture surgery in October. During his 40-year career, Jory served AP in many different locations. After troubles with a media conglomerate’s vote counting in 2000 and 2002, Jory led the AP’s successful attempt to do it alone in 2004.
https://kesq.com/news/ap-california/2021/12/08/tom-jory-ap-editor-who-led-vote-count-efforts-dead-at-77/ Tom Jory, AP editor who led vote counting effort, dies at 77