Report: Hudson County throws out a dozen Vote-by-Mail ballots

According to a story on the Hudson County View, the Hudson County Board of Elections tossed out about a dozen Vote-by-Mails to this point.

This is far less than the hundreds which saw a similar fate back in the citywide mayoral race in 2013.

In 2013, there was somewhat of a duel between the mayoral candidates: Ruben Ramos, backed by Michael Russo and Tim Occhipinti who was supported by Frank “Pupie” Raia.

The vast majority of votes tossed for multiple reasons were the Pupster VBMs in the fourth ward area of the Hoboken Housing Authority.

This election, not so VBMs are suffering a similar fate to this point and the prospects for that to change appear unlikely without further investigation by the County or a State law enforcement agency (otherwise known as the NJ Attorney General’s Office.) or Hudson Superior Court.

For the complete Hudson County View story see:

Board of Elections: Only ‘a dozen or so’ vote-by-mail ballots tossed in Hoboken

Talking Ed Note: Been there, done that. There’s a lot of time before the polls close. Contact friends and neighbors and make sure they go out and vote by 8:00 PM.

The VBM farming has left the fourth ward and officially taken residence uptown in the fifth. There’s approximately 200 Vote-by-Mails Councilman Peter Cunningham finds dubious.

Citywide over 1500 applications were made for Vote-by-Mail. Most of these are of the legitimate type but the ones that are questionable are raising red flags in the fourth, fifth and possibly some in the second ward.

There’s also an unconfirmed report on Grafix Avenger, Michael Russo and Old Guard sidekick Matt Calicchio are creating problems illegally entering polling stations. Only candidates on the ballot are allowed into polling stations as Beth Mason learned when she was tossed for going into the Calabro School polling station earlier today.

Reform 4th ward council candidate Dana Wefer also provided this interview courtesy of Hudson County View:

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