The Fix is In! 4th Ward Vote-By-Mail Harvest Setting Record Totals


A year ago on Election Day, the Tim Occhipinti campaign set what is believed to be a Hoboken record in his 4th ward election with 500 vote-by-mail (absentee ballots) in an election where less than a thousand votes almost always determines the victor’s vote total.

It’s not a final tally but MSV can now report over 1,200 vote-by-mail ballots have been submitted in this election with 574 coming in from the 4th ward alone!

Talking Ed Note: Who will be the beneficiaries from this record setting 4th ward VBM harvest – especially in the 4th ward? Rest assured it will be aiding home team Assemblyman Ruben Ramos, and Freeholder Anthony “Stick” Romano.

However, there’s been concern from the Ballot #2 referendum rent control people such a harvest was taking place – and not in their favor. But until today MSV had no conclusive information.

Developer Frank “Pupie” Raia was on the committee to keep spring municipal elections in May and financed that effort. The self-proclaimed King of Absentee Ballots is now believed by independent sources on both sides of the rent control referendum to be spearheading his latest 4th ward paper harvest with “NO” checked off on Ballot Question #2.

The tell tale signs of voter harvesting from the Hoboken Housing Authority is evident once again with more than a dozen pages of addresses at Marshall Drive, Harrison St. and Jackson St.

MSV did a special investigative report on this HHA activity earlier this year – “City for Sale.”
Part 1 is available atop the page in a story tab.

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