In response to news that 200 mail-in ballots were found next to a dumpster this weekend, Senator Kristin Corrado and Senator Michael Testa urged Governor Phil Murphy to acknowledge the recurring problems with vote-by-mail ballots and to allow New Jerseyans to vote securely in person on voting machines this November.
In response to news that 200 mail-in ballots were found next to a dumpster, Sens. Kristin Corrado and Michael Testa urged Gov. Phil Murphy to acknowledge the recurring problems with VBM ballots. (SenateNJ.com)
“How many examples do we need of improper handling of ballots before the governor will admit there’s a problem and take action?” asked Corrado (R-40). “In this case, had the dumped mail not been reported, there’s a good chance more than 200 voters would not have received their ballots for the upcoming presidential election. This latest issue is simply more proof that voters deserve the opportunity to vote securely on a machine at their regular polling place on Election Day.”
“As if the many glaring failures during the primary election were not enough, we have yet another example of how the mail-in ballot process can and surely will disenfranchise voters,” said Testa (R-1). “Whether it’s intentional or not, it’s clear that many ballots are not reaching registered voters due to a multitude of issues. Governor Murphy can resolve the problems with mail-in ballots today by allowing our citizens to vote as how they always have – in person, in a voting booth.”
Corrado has denounced Gov. Murphy’s mandate – which forces New Jerseyans to vote by mail – after numerous cases of errors, fraud, and abuse have been reported. She has written three times to New Jersey Secretary of State Tahesha Way insisting on explanations as to why more than 6,500 ballots were incorrectly postmarked, in addition to requesting that the election process be made fully transparent while ensuring both County Clerks and the Board of Elections can deliver fair and accurate election results.
In a recent interview, Secretary Way highlighted the importance of every voter having a plan to read the instructions, fill out, and sign and seal their ballot.
“While it’s nice to tell voters to make a game plan, I still await a response from the Secretary of State detailing her plan to ensure the integrity of our election process,” added Corrado. “There are many concerns that must be addressed, including hundreds of ballots in a dumpster, deceased voters receiving ballots, and Republican towns being denied access to secure ballot drop boxes. It’s deeply concerning that we’re already seeing so many preventable problems with mail-in ballots. This doesn’t instill confidence in voters that their ballots will count.”
Testa has emphasized the need to ensure New Jerseyans are allowed to vote in-person at their local polling places in November’s general election. Prior to the 2020 primary election, Testa had called upon the U.S. Attorney for New Jersey to monitor this election to prevent voter fraud and ballot tampering. He outlined the numerous cases of voter fraud in New Jersey.
“As we continue to see story after story detailing how New Jersey’s flawed vote-by-mail process continues to be wrought with errors, there’s absolutely zero excuse to not let voters cast their ballots in-person through the proven process that everybody trusts,” added Testa. “New Jerseyans should be allowed to vote in person. Period. Full Stop.”
Examples of documented voter fraud, election tampering, and lost, destroyed, or uncounted mail-in ballots in New Jersey include:
- USPS confirms ballots were dumped, said they have been delivered
- Monmouth County Republican Party Sues NJ Over Mail-In Voting
- Trump campaign asks judge to halt early vote count in New Jersey
- First presidential debate: Trump goes after N.J. vote-by-mail and Paterson election scandal
- Judge to lawyers in Trump mail-in ballot lawsuit against New Jersey: Hurry up
- New Local Election Ordered in N.J. After Mail-In Voter Fraud Charges
- 40,000 mail-in ballots were rejected in July. Is NJ prepared for November?
- In big change, N.J. can start counting mail-in ballots 10 days before Election Day. Republicans aren’t happy.
- What you need to know about N.J.‘s mostly mail-in ballot elections, with all the controversy
- ‘Everybody gets a ballot.’ Murphy says N.J. to have mostly mail-in voting in November election because of COVID-19.
- New Jersey Will Hold Mail-In Election in November, Over Trump’s Objections
- Patterson voter fraud just a taste of mail-in ballot issues plaguing New Jersey
- 1 in 5 Ballots Rejected as Fraud Is Charged in N.J. Mail-In Election
- USPS truck caught fire in New Jersey carrying possible mail-in ballots: report
- Sweeney slams New Jersey’s implementation of vote-by-mail primary
- State sought bids for mobile voting platform for July primaries
- Postcards telling voters where to vote may not arrive until after Election Day
- N.J. just made it easier to vote by mail in the July 7 primary
- Voters Need To Drop VBM Ballots In The Mailbox Themselves, Even Spouses Or Partners Are ‘Technically’ Considered Bearers
- Voter fraud claims spur investigation in Palisades Park
- Post Office Took Weeks To Deliver Two Ballots That Could Decide Paterson Election
- Hundreds of Republican voters receive wrong mail-in ballots due to printing error
- Close Results In Paterson Vote Plagued By Fraud Claims; Over 3K Ballots Seemingly Set Aside
- One in 10 Ballots Rejected in Last Month’s Vote-by-Mail Elections
- Hundreds of Mail-In Votes Already Set Aside Due to Voter Fraud Claims in Paterson
- May’s mail-in voting for local elections was a test. Here’s what we learned for the primary
- Paterson vote-by-mail ballots found bundled in mailbox
- Why Some People, Including Election Officials, Worry About New Jersey’s July 7 Vote-by-Mail Primary
- Organizations Sue, Try to Force State to Fix Problems with Vote-by-Mail Signature Verification
- NJ ELECTION FRAUD CASES
- In Paterson, a Lesson in how not to Hold a City Election
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