Breaking: Monmouth GOP files suit against Murphy administration over election rules

The Monmouth County Republican Committee (MCRC) has filed an Order to Show Cause against New Jersey Secretary of State Tahesa Way seeking to compel the State to issue rules and regulations regarding the collection of ballots in the upcoming general election and to forbid the counting of ballots that are received by Boards of Elections after election day and without postmarks.

Filed in Monmouth County Superior Court this afternoon, the suit alleges that Secretary of State Way is legally required to issue rules, regulations, guidelines and “appropriate standards” for the 2020 general election and has failed to do so. Way was ordered to issue the rules, in consultation with County Boards of Elections, but Governor Murphy’s Executive Order No 177, which compelled the mail-in ballot election, and codified into law by the legislature amending Title 19 in August.

Specifically, the MCRC asks the Court to compel the Secretary to issue guidelines for determining who is “disabled” and can vote by machine, as provided in the Title 19 amendment and how election officials can determine that a person allowed to vote by machine has not or will not also cast their paper ballot by mail or drop box.

Additionally, the MCRC asks the Court to compel the Secretary to issue rules governing the security of drop boxes designated for ballot drop off throughout the state, for the procedures for collecting ballots from those drop boxes and guidance for the enforcement of the Bearer Law which limits the number of ballots a voter can handle to three plus their own.

Finally, the MCRC asks the Court to invalidate E.O. 177 and the codifying legislation’s provision that ballots received by Boards of Elections up to 48 hours after the close of polls be counted if they do not have a postmark indicating they were mailed on or before Election Day, November 3.

This provision would allow voting to occur after the polls close on Election Day, the MCRC alleges, in violation of federal law that requires that all elections for federal office occur, with specified exceptions, on the first Tuesday after the first Monday of November in the year that the election is occurring.

The suit, which can be viewed below, was filed on behalf of the MCRC by Jason Sena, Esq of Cutolo Barros LLC if Freehold.


Posted: September 24th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Congressional Races, 2020 Presidential Politics, 2020 U.S. Senate Race, Elections, Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | 4 Comments »

4 Comments on “Breaking: Monmouth GOP files suit against Murphy administration over election rules”

  1. Jose Freiwald said at 6:09 pm on September 24th, 2020:

    The make believe mail-in voting scam is codified in NJSA Title 19 so the mask can win!

  2. Fred said at 6:55 pm on September 24th, 2020:

    I do not want mail in ballots. I don’t trust the process, and it is more vulnerable to voter fraud.

  3. Casino said at 9:42 pm on September 24th, 2020:

    If Steinhardt tried to grow the party instead of run around the state asking people to support him for Governor, the GOP would actually have more members in the legislature and be able to fight this garbage.

  4. Huh? said at 8:15 am on September 25th, 2020:

    He was left a decimated Christie-ego disorganization. Yearly state conferences in AC, Grow 21 club, adding a few new seats despite 800,000 more registered D’s in blue Jersey, showing up at many candidates’ events, not bad for just a couple of years. Who’d want that job? One thing we don’t need us 4,5,6 people trying to get nominated for gov next year, dividing and diluting support against Murphy, who has to go..