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Senator Sam Thompson Senator Sam Thompson (R-12)
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February 26, 2018
Democrats Block Thompson Amendment to Prevent Voter Fraud

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An effort by Senator Sam Thompson (R-12) to increase penalties for voter fraud was blocked by Senate Democrats today.

An effort by Sen. Sam Thompson to increase penalties for voter fraud was blocked by Senate Democrats. (SenateNJ.com)

“We know that most voter fraud is now related to mail-in ballots,” said Thompson. “If we’re going to increase the number of mail-in ballots as Democrats have proposed, we need stronger penalties to deter people from using these ballots as a vehicle to rig elections. I’m disappointed Senate Democrats blocked my proposed amendment to offer those protections.”

Thompson’s proposed amendment to S-647 would have increased voter fraud to a second-degree crime.

His effort to protect the integrity of our election process was immediately blocked by Senate Democrats.

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https://www.senatenj.com/index.php/thompson/democrats-block-thompson-amendment-to-prevent-voter-fraud/37362