New Jersey politics isn’t identified for probity, however no less than at present it affords a helpful warning to the nation. 4 males are accused of committing fraud final month within the metropolis of Paterson’s completely vote-by-mail municipal elections. For one motive or one other, county election officers have thrown out about 20% of the ballots submitted.
With almost 150,000 individuals, Paterson is the state’s third-largest metropolis. Its Might 12 native elections had been performed wholly by mail. Governor Phil Murphy signed an government order in March saying that ballots can be despatched to “all registered voters with out the necessity for an software.”