Hirsh: The Fat Lady Still Didn’t Singh

Hirsh Singh

Republican Hirsh Singh is continuing his battle for the nomination to challenge U.S. Senator Cory Booker in November.

Singh has filed for recounts in all 21 New Jersey counties, according to an announcement from his campaign this morning.

The challenger, who trails Rik Mehta by 9,263 votes (2.56%) in the unofficial count on July 27, according to Decision Desk HQ, says that there are 40,000 ballots yet to be reported and that 27,000 ballots have not been counted or have been thrown away.

“This election is replete with disparities, discrepancies, and irregularities,” said Singh, who has been fighting to receive information on the number of basic votes and other pertinent election data from each of New Jersey’s 21 counties since July 7th, the date of the Primary Election.

Singh said so far, judges in four counties have signed orders authorizing recounts to commence while hearings are set to be held in four more counties today.

“Phil Murphy has caused chaos, concern, and confusion that Vladimir Putin and the Chinese Communist Party could only dream of,” Singh said. “Tens of thousands of voters have been disenfranchised as a result of his mandatory vote-by-mail scheme, and he and his cronies in Trenton seem content to normalize these deficiencies and erode our tradition of holding fair, open, and honest elections. Not on my watch.”

In seeking recounts in each of the 21 counties, Singh has cited a multitude of issues:

  • Ballots postmarked July 8th were improperly counted and/or separated from ballots postmarked on July 7th; the deadline by which all vote-by-mail ballots were to be accepted
  • Ballots marked with a clear intention by the voter but that were unable to be read by vote-counting machines
  • Ballots thrown out for minor matters such as stray markings
  • Ballots thrown out for lack of response to “cure” letters; a process that is wholly unfamiliar to voters
  • Ballots counted in secret, without campaign challengers having the benefit of being present for the process
  • Ballots found in unsealed bags without chain-of-custody history
  • Ballots rejected for unspecified/unreported reasons

Oddly, MMM has not heard from Mehta since before July 7 and his social media pages have been extremely quiet for a presumed nominee for statewide office.

Posted: July 31st, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 U.S. Senate Race, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | 8 Comments »

8 Comments on “Hirsh: The Fat Lady Still Didn’t Singh”

  1. Doesn't Matter said at 8:21 am on July 31st, 2020:

    Neither will beat Booker in November, and I’m a Republican saying that.

    Let Singh look like the horse’s ass that he and Rullo are. They are both permanently done in politics.

  2. This Is What said at 8:23 am on July 31st, 2020:

    The Democrats want with vote by mail, confusion in order to say the results are suspect so that they can say any Republican wins are illegitimate.

    And Hirsch plays along looking like the Court Jester

  3. This is going said at 1:10 pm on July 31st, 2020:

    quite well on all fronts.

  4. Bob English said at 3:07 pm on July 31st, 2020:

    @this is what…..I would note that Trump is the one that is already crying about the November election being rigged and being a disaster. As usual there is no evidence to back up his nonsense. Sounds like a loser

  5. Yeah Bob said at 9:35 pm on July 31st, 2020:

    We get it. You hate Trump.

    We also get that you don’t believe there’s voter fraud, especially with vote by mail among other things.

    Who the hell wants to trust a national vote by mail operation when NJ is STILL not able to certify hundreds of races.

    Maybe you just don’t get that Trump likes to tweak the press.

    BTW, interesting that his poll numbers are going up on job approval and holding steady on handling the economy while Ole Stumbling and Bumbling Joe continues to hide in his basement.

  6. Yeah Bob II said at 7:45 am on August 1st, 2020:

    This isn’t rigging?


    Imagine this on a national basis.

  7. Bob English said at 8:50 pm on August 1st, 2020:

    Nobody is talking about a national vote by mail election but since several states already conduct their elections via vote by mail without any problems and we are in the middle of a world wide pandemic, common sense would say that anyone that wants to vote by mail instead of going to a crowded polling location (and in some states having to stand on line for hours) should be able to easily do so.

    You are also incorrect in saying “We also get that you don’t believe there’s voter fraud”….I have said in the past that same day voter impersonation is almost non existent but never said there is no voter fraud. The largest case of voter fraud in recent history was by Republicans in NC a year or so ago. There are all kinds of safeguards in place to prevent cheating when it comes to vote by mail. Trumps nonsense on the topic was shown to be false in 2016 when he claimed there were 2.8 million illegal votes (the same amount of votes he lost the popular vote by). The committee he formed to investigate found a grand total of 0 fraudulent ballots. Lastly I would note that Republicans should smarten up and realize that there is no evidence that voting by mail helps one party over the other. Groups such as seniors which Republicans have traditionally done well with would often prefer to vote by mail especially in the era of covid. Also note that the Congressional seat that Republicans recently won in California was done so in a vote by mail election.

  8. @ Bob English said at 9:00 am on August 2nd, 2020:

    Nobody’s talking about a national vote by mail? You really are lost…

    Down the page. “Pelosi included a national vote by mail”


    I don’t care what freaking side voter fraud occurs on and how large it is. One or two votes can change an election. Be it by Republicans or Democrats. Wasn’t there a close election in Eatontown?

    Vote by mail increases those odds, and Paterson is but one example.

    You continue to lose credibility with every word you write.