Things for which we need ID include buying alcohol and tobacco, opening a bank account and applying for welfare programs. Three New Jersey legislators want to change current state law to require photo ID for voting, and we agree — requirements to identify yourself for your most important citizen activity should be a no-brainer. Sometimes bills pass, sometimes they don’t, but they always make a statement.
Next time a liberal tells you there’s no vote fraud (but it’s only Republicans committing it), show them these fellows: Messrs. Jackson, Khalique, Mendez and Kazyen. Not just activists, but two elected officials, all Democrats (not noted in the media, so we checked.) The fraud involved thousands of mailed ballots and one of the races in question was decided by one vote after a recount.
Of the 2,400 Republicans in one New Jersey town requesting a GOP ballot for a July primary, nearly 700 received a Democrat ballot. When the Governor demanded an all-mail election, election clerks scrambled for print vendors. The owner of the printing company that made the mistake says it was “honest human error.” Add “honest human error” to the reasons why universal mail-only voting is a bad idea.
9/5: Former Elmwood Park Mayor Francesco Caramagna's vote fraud trial was postponed, leaving the Elmwood Park mayoral race candidates in flux.
8/27: Interim state senator Bob Andrzejczak has be condemned for blocking a bill in New Jersey that would have increased the penalty for voter fraud.
8/26: New Jersey lawmakers voted to make the voting-by-mail process easier for constituents.
7/4: Hoboken Housing Authority Vice Chair James Sanford is pushing other chairs to sign a pledge against voter fraud.
6/25: Former Hoboken City Council candidate Francis Raia was convicted of voter bribery for an incident in 2013.
6/25: Former Hoboken city council candidate Francis Raia was convicted of masterminding a voter bribery scheme utilizing the mail.
6/18: Republican State Sen. Gerald Cardinale used Louis Stellato's confirmation hearing to ask the candidate about double voting in the state.