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Governor Murphy's Failure to Fill Key Post Prior to Election Day Draws Scrutiny
TRENTON - Today, Bob Hugin, Chairman of the New Jersey Republican State Committee ("NJGOP") sent a letter (CLICK HERE) to Attorney General Matthew Platkin and released the following statement with respect to widespread Election Day failures in Mercer County:
"Today, the NJGOP is demanding that the Murphy Administration take accountability for the complete failure of the voting machines in Mercer County on Election Day. This unacceptable and embarrassing display lies squarely at the feet of the Murphy Administration, which refused to fill the Deputy Superintendent of Elections post, a Republican position, since it became vacant in December 2021. This egregious dereliction of duty appears to have been a contributing factor to the debacle that occurred in Mercer County on election day and has impeded the functional and transparent administration of this election. The public deserves answers on what went wrong so this never, ever happens again. I eagerly await Attorney General Platkin's response."
- Chairman Bob Hugin
Completed ballots strewn across the floor at a polling facility in Mercer County on November 8, 2022. (Photo: Obtained by the New Jersey Globe).
By David Wildstein, November 10 2022 8:54 pm
The missing ballots from three voting districts in Princeton and one in Robbinsville were found today at the Mercer County Board of Elections, where they had been since Election Day, the New Jersey Globe has confirmed.
This is just one problem in a disastrous Election Day operation that started with every polling location in Mercer County. County Clerk Paula Sollami Covello has asked the Mercer County Prosecutor to launch an investigation.
The Robbinsville ballots were counted today and the Princeton ballots are set to be counted on Friday.
A small number of additional ballots were found inside voting machines when they were opened today. Superior Court Judge William Anklowitz signed an order this morning authorizing the machines to be opened.
Voters across the Mercer County were told to vote using paper ballots on Election Day after a programming glitch rendered the Dominion optical scanner as unusable. The ballots were dropped into the machine’s storage bin and collected by a team of one Democrat and one Republican.
Mercer County Superintendent of Elections Nathaniel Walker will keep his office open on Friday, a state holiday, and this weekend, to continue counting ballots.
Mercer County officials signed a $2.8 million contract this past March with Dominion Voting Systems to make certain that the county would be able count all the votes on Tuesday.
Exactly what happened in Mercer County remains uncertain. And although all votes, which were recorded on paper ballots, were later tabulated, the failure attributed to an unexplained coding error on the ballots slowed counting throughout the night and left sone voters frustrated.
Even though there are problems with the voting machines in Mercer County, you can still vote manually. If you have not yet voted, please do so today. Any issues can be reported to the the integrity hotline.
Great Day in Hamilton, Bob Healey greeting large group of Young Republicans helping get the word out
Jack Ciattarelli joined the group at their lunch break.
Published: Nov. 01, 2022, 3:16 p.m.
Democratic Rep. Andy Kim is now in a competitive race to keep his seat in New Jersey’s 3rd Congressional District with just a week left in the campaign, a new congressional tracking report shows.
Republican National Committee sued Mercer for not responding to request for list of ballot cure letters
By David Wildstein, October 25 2022 4:09 pm
The Republican National Committee has won a lawsuit against Mercer County after they failed to respond to a request for ballot cure letters in the last election, and the all-Democratic county could be forced to pay thousands of dollars in legal fees to the national GOP.
By Jaden Stewart
As an Ivy League student from California, I am no stranger to the stifling of open discourse. In the classroom and the political arena, it has been made abundantly clear that those who do not hold the dominant views must seriously consider the repercussions of sharing opposing opinions. This suppression of thoughts and ideas hinders our ability to discover solutions that could lead to great progress. Instead, the same failed attempts are repeated, with no true advancement. I fear this is the trend that has developed in Princeton.
Rep. Andy Kim’s grandstanding as a ‘moderate’ is nothing more than an attempt to pull the wool over voters’ eyes before election day. While Andy Kim tries to present himself as a centrist Democrat, his underlying activist ideology is on full display based on his founding of - and active membership in - multiple far-left groups that espouses radical ideology and extreme ideas.
MERCER COUNTY REPUBLICAN CAPITAL CLUB
P.O. Box 10535
HAMILTON, JERSEY 08650
December 21, 2020
Subject: 2021 Mercer County Republican Capital Club Membership
Dear Fellow Republicans:
These are challenging and difficult times for our Republic. I am writing to ask that you to join the Mercer County Republican team that is energized and committed to supporting and electing Republicans to office. We are working on recruiting quality and qualified candidates for years to come. The best way for you to do that is by joining the Capital Club and also by supporting our next event.
I have been excited to see the outpouring of support from all corners of the County and the State. If you are a Mercer County Republican Committee person, I am asking that each Committee person make an additional vested minimum donation of $100.00 or whatever you are able to, to the club. By becoming vested, you will become a valuable member of the team. No amount is too small in these unique times where we are unable to gather to have traditional fundraisers and share time together with one another. As a member, you will also receive invitations to Capital Club events that will allow you to interact at this time virtually with County and State political leaders. Your membership will also help to fund County Republican operations and support campaigns throughout Mercer County.
In closing, I ask that you support the Mercer County Republican Party by joining and or renewing your membership to the Mercer County Republican Capital Club. Application attached, please make your check out to “Mercer County Republican Capital Club” and return to: Mercer County Republican Capital Club, P.O. Box 10535, Hamilton, NJ 08650.
Thank you for your time, consideration and support of the MCRC and I look forward to working with you to elect Republicans to all levels of government.
Lisa Richford, Esq.
Chair, Mercer County Republican Committee
Paid for by MCRC, P.O. Box 10535, Hamilton, NJ 08650
MERCER COUNTY REPUBLICAN CAPITAL CLUB
Mailing address: P.O. Box 10535, Hamilton, NJ 08650
2021 MEMBERSHIP and RENEWAL
Membership in the Mercer County Republican Capital Club is one of the easiest and most important ways to show your support for the Republican Party. As a member you will have the opportunity to meet informally with both political and government leaders, all while building the Republican Party throughout Mercer County. The Capital Club membership entitles you to attend at no charge two events during the year sponsored by the Club.
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