New Election Must be Held in New Jersey Due to Vote-By-Mail Fraud

Article author: 
Eric Lendrun
Article publisher: 
American Greatness
Article date: 
22 August 2020
Article category: 
National News
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On Wednesday, a state superior court judge in New Jersey ordered that a new election must be held for a city council seat in Paterson, after over 3,000 ballots returned by mail were disqualified, according to the Daily Caller.

The ruling is the result of a lawsuit filed against Alex Mendez, who initially appeared to win the election that was originally held on May 12th. The lawsuit was filed by Councilman William McKoy, who appeared to have been defeated by Mendez, in an effort to block Mendez from taking the seat. Mendez, along with three other members of the Paterson city council, was charged with voter fraud after an investigation by the United States Postal Service found hundreds of mail-in ballots hidden in a single mailbox.

Overall, 800 mail-in ballots were rejected by the Passaic County Board of Elections, with another 2,300 deemed ineligible due to their signatures not matching the signatures that were held on file by the board of elections. These roughly 3,100 votes amounted to about 22 percent of all ballots cast in the race, thus necessitating a new election....