MILE SQUARE VIEW EXCLUSIVE
The following report is a cumulation of MSV’s investigative efforts, analysis and opinion investigating Hoboken voter fraud, now into the tenth year. The opinions stated below are the sole responsibility and copyright of Hobokenhorse.com.
The arrest Friday of William Rojas, 68 at Fox Hill Gardens, a senior building of the Hoboken Housing Authority sent shock waves across Hoboken.
Following three arrests months earlier connected to the 2013 Hoboken mayoral election; this arrest paves the way for further law enforcement action connected to the 2015 Hoboken council elections.
That singular arrest signals an ongoing probe putting others in jeopardy where hundreds of paid “campaign workers” almost to a person similarly cast ballots using vote-by-mail ballots.
While Rojas is an exception, almost all of those “campaign workers” were listed on the campaign reports of Michael Russo, the third ward councilman up for reelection this November.
The Department of Justice alleged Rojas was a campaign worker for a yet unnamed Hoboken campaign with payment for Vote-by-Mail ballots paid by check by an unnamed PAC.
In 2015, Russo faced no opposition on the ballot in his ward council race but reported approximately 245 paid campaign workers, mostly for $50 each. (See graphic below.)
|2015 campaign records show Councilman Michael Russo as the inexplicable hub with hundreds of paid “campaign workers” in 2015 but only 20 of almost 245 among his reported listed “campaign workers” worked in his ward race.
Almost to a person, each of those campaign workers would vote-by-mail in the 2015 Hoboken council elections.
In 2015, Michael Russo spent approximately $15,000 for listed campaign workers, an amount he also declared loaning to his campaign for the same election.
For an incumbent facing no opponent, Russo’s war chest was largely spent on hundreds of campaign workers outside his ward, mostly in the fourth ward (just under 150 campaign workers) and (68) in the fifth ward.
The fifth ward campaign workers all share another factor in common. =&4=&