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live love laugh

(13,065 posts)
Wed Jul 1, 2020, 12:41 PM Jul 2020

NJ democratic councilmen-elect Michael Jackson, Alex Mendez charged



Two winners in Patterson’s recent ward council elections were charged with voter fraud—specifically the way mail-in ballots are supposed to be collected and filled out.

The six ward elections in Patterson were conducted solely through vote-by mail because of the coronavirus pandemic.

https://patersontimes.com/2020/06/25/paterson-council-members-michael-jackson-alex-mendez-two-others-charged-with-voter-fraud/


This is the second in several seemingly targeted arrests of democratic representatives in the past week.
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NJ democratic councilmen-elect Michael Jackson, Alex Mendez charged (Original Post) live love laugh Jul 2020 OP
This is not a targeted arrest of Democrats. Dread Pirate Roberts Jul 2020 #1
It sounds like BS especially in light of the fact both are newly elected. nt live love laugh Jul 2020 #2
good rockfordfile Jul 2020 #3
Sounds like procedural flaws Pantagruel Jul 2020 #4

Dread Pirate Roberts

(1,896 posts)
1. This is not a targeted arrest of Democrats.
Wed Jul 1, 2020, 12:52 PM
Jul 2020

Attorney General Grewal is a democrat. He is a person of the highest integrity. This is petty local dirty tricks. Attorney General Grewal's statement:

“Today’s charges send a clear message: if you try to tamper with an election in New Jersey, we will find you and we will hold you accountable,” said New Jersey attorney general Gurbir Grewal. “We will not allow a small number of criminals to undermine the public’s confidence in our democratic process.”


is an important message that should make it clear that vote by mail is dependable because cheaters will be caught.
 

Pantagruel

(2,580 posts)
4. Sounds like procedural flaws
Wed Jul 1, 2020, 01:16 PM
Jul 2020

in the collection and delivery of a handful of votes.
Not a big deal and certainly not result altering, this sounds like a political smear job.

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