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NJ Division of Elections transferring voters calls to 83 year old widow’s home phone

By Art Gallagher

UPDATE 10/14/20: The NJ Division of Elections has corrected the issue and Maryanne is no longer getting calls.

Maryanne, an 83 year old widow who lives in Freehold, is getting about 45 phone calls a day on her home phone from Monmouth County voters calling to see if their ballots have been received by the Board of Elections.

The voters did not call the wrong number.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: October 13th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Congressional Races, 2020 Presidential Politics, 2020 U.S. Senate Race, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

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.

Read the rest of this entry » 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 »

Report: Newark planning for voting machines and to distribute duplicate mail-in ballots

The City of Newark and the Essex County Board of Elections are planning a Super Polling Site at the Prudential Center where voters can cast their ballot “the regular way” on November 3. On September 22, the City and the Board of Elections will hold a voter registration drive at the PruCenter “where voters can pick up mail-in ballots if they have not received theirs in the mail,” according to a report at TapIntoNewark. 

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: September 16th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Congressional Races, 2020 Presidential Politics, 2020 U.S. Senate Race, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | 5 Comments »

WHO THE HECK IS RIK MEHTA?

By Randy Bergmann

Labor Day marked the unofficial end of the COVID summer as well as the unofficial start in earnest of the political campaign season.

The period between Labor Day and Election Day is when voters begin paying more attention to who’s running for which office and trying to catch up on the issues.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: September 8th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Congressional Races, 2020 Presidential Politics, 2020 U.S. Senate Race, New Jersey, Opinion | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

How Frank Pallone could lose his Chairmanship

Frank Pallone—not a crook

By Art Gallagher

Congressman Frank Pallone is Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. That makes him one of the most powerful Members of Congress.

The Chairmanship would naturally change hands if Republicans take control of the House. But even if Democrats retain the House, Pallone could lose his coveted position of power due to Governor Murphy’s paper ballot election.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: September 5th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Congressional Races, 2020 Presidential Politics, 2020 U.S. Senate Race, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

The Fat Lady Still Won’t Singh

Hirsh Singh

General election ballots is some parts of New Jersey will be in the mail next week, but Hirsh Singh, a loser in the July 7th Republican U.S. Senate primary, is still fighting to get the Rik Mehta’s nomination to take on Senator Cory Booker overturned.

Singh hasn’t been able to get a Superior Court Judge in any New Jersey County to authorize a recount of the primary results. Yet, this morning he announced that he has filed an official contest of the primary.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: September 4th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 U.S. Senate Race, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on The Fat Lady Still Won’t Singh

Murphy’s paper ballot election could make Chris Smith Speaker of the House and acting President

Photo by Pete Souza

By Art Gallagher

Governor Murphy’s election rules have the real potential to make him and New Jersey the laughing stock of the nation and cause constitutional chaos. It is very possible that Jersey ballots will not be tabulated before the Electoral College meets on December 14 or when the President is to be inaugurated on January 20.

House races in districts 2,3,5, 7 and 11 could still be undecided when the House of Representatives is scheduled to be sworn in on January 3.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: September 1st, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Congressional Races, 2020 Presidential Politics, 2020 U.S. Senate Race, New Jersey, Opinion, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Mehta’s U.S. Senate campaign shake up

NJ GOP Chairman Doug Steinhardt and U.S. Senate candidate Rik Mehta. photo via Mehta’s facebook page, cropped by MMM

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Rik Mehta’s campaign owes “a significant amount of money from the Primary with no plan to deal with it,” according to a leaked confidential email from Ron Gravino, the campaign’s former treasurer.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: August 14th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 U.S. Senate Race, New Jersey, NJ GOP | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

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.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: July 31st, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 U.S. Senate Race, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | 8 Comments »

Hirsh: The Fat Lady Didn’t Singh

Hirsh Singh

Hirsh Singh is filing for a recount in four counties as he continues his fight for the Republican nomination to lose to Senator Cory Booker.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: July 27th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 U.S. Senate Race, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »