Hoboken stands alone in its quest for decency in elections

A tweet earlier from Councilman Ravi Bhalla laments the state of affairs in Hoboken with an election for BoE on Wednesday and the council races on May 10th noting:

MSV has not contacted Councilman Bhalla to learn the details but the first question is not what does the Councilman have to say in speaking to the matter of endemic corruption in local elections but where is the minimal inquiry from the local media?

Where is basic concern surrounding the 500 plus ballots for the BoE race most likely pegged to the efforts of local developer Frank Raia who is backing a slate of Carmelo Garcia, Frances Rhodes Kearns and Peter Biancamano?  Last year over 300 paper ballots emerged out of the 4th ward alone.  What does it take before there is a minimal level of scrutiny in this tsunami of evident fraud is even questioned?

Not long ago, an MSV source informed us Mr. Biancamano was assuring him there would be no epidemic of paper ballots coming out of the 4th ward as occurred on behalf of Tim Occhipinti in the November special election.  What does he say now with the reports here and on Grafix Avenger painting a clear picture on that manner of ‘campaigning?’

The moral degradation of the institutions in Hoboken is so thorough, expectations around the slightest reporting on such events leading into an election is minimal.  The infection appears to have spread like the influence peddling of Beth Mason’s checkbook.

Either Reform digs in and people get behind the effort to battle on the streets turning out numbers to overcome the rampant fraud or we watch this town run into the ground.  The choice is yours and it’s been proven it can be stopped but what cost freedom?

“The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.” – 
  —  Thomas Jefferson 

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