Senate Republican Leader Steven Oroho responded to news that Princeton University has launched an internal investigation into allegations of impropriety by the head of the Princeton Gerrymandering Project.
Sen. Steven Oroho responded to news that Princeton University has launched an internal investigation into allegations of impropriety by the head of the Princeton Gerrymandering Project. (SenateNJ.com)
“Princeton Gerrymandering Project has served in positions of trust as a supposedly unbiased advisor in redistricting processes in New Jersey and elsewhere,” said Oroho (R-24). “Unfortunately, it appears that trust may not have been deserved. I’m glad to learn that Princeton University is investigating the concerns that we and others have raised to help us understand the full extent of the problem.”
Oroho and Assembly Republican Leader John DiMaio wrote a letter to Princeton University President Christopher L. Eisgruber in January to request an investigation after serious allegations were raised during the congressional redistricting process.
It has been alleged that Princeton Gerrymandering Project staff acted inappropriately to tip the scales in favor of Democrats.
The University responded to Oroho and DiMaio on January 31 with a two-sentence response: “Thank you for your letter of January 28, 2022. The matter will be addressed in accordance with University policy.”
News of the investigation was reported today by the New Jersey Globe.