1 in 5 Mail-In Ballots Rejected as Fraudulent in New Jersey Election
With mail-in voting, what could possibly go right?
New Jersey has given it a try, and it has amounted to a larger failure than any critic of the practice could’ve ever imagined. According to Mark Hemingway at RealClearPolitics:
Following accusations of widespread fraud, voter intimidation, and ballot theft in the May 12 municipal elections in Paterson, N.J., state Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal (pictured) announced Thursday he is charging four men with voter fraud – including the vice president of the City Council and a candidate for that body.
With races still undecided, control of the council hangs in the balance. Paterson is New Jersey’s third largest city and the election will decide the fate of a municipal budget in excess of $300 million, in addition to hundreds of millions more in education spending and state aid.
In the City Council election, 16,747 vote-by-mail ballots were received, but only 13,557 votes were counted. More than 3,190 votes, 19% of the total ballots cast, were disqualified by the board of elections. Due to the pandemic, Paterson’s election was done through vote-by-mail. Community organizations, such as the city’s NAACP chapter, are calling for the entire election to be invalidated.
This comes after it was reported that many Republican voters in one New Jersey township received ballots listing only Democrat candidates in the mail.
According to the Western Journal:
Between 500 and 700 Republicans received the wrong ballots out of about 2,400 enrolled Republicans in Bernardsville. Their choices were all Democrats.
The error was laid at the door of the printing company that sent out the ballots, but the government still had a role in the mixup.
It sure is interesting how these “errors” only ever seem to help Democrats.
A recent poll from Just the News found that two-thirds of Americans believe that vote-by-mail would increase voter fraud, with more Democrats agreeing (48%) than disagreeing (45%). Among the Democrats in power pushing mail-in voting, I assume 100% are in agreement that it’ll increase voter fraud.