“With friends like Phil…” Murphy’s ruling hits Giangeruso’s team where it really hurts – in the mail

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Governor Phil Murphy’s administration has ruled that all voters who requested vote-by-mail ballots in 2017 and 2018 must reapply to vote by mail again in 2019 and beyond.

Mayor Bobby Giangeruso relied heavily on mail-in ballots to win his ruling majority in 2017.
Commissioner Tommy DiMaggio and the Lyndhurst Pride Team’s widespread use of mail ballots in an unprecedented manner in their 2017 campaign had an opponent questioning the legal legitimacy of that campaign’s mail-in ballot operation. With the Murphy Administration’s new 2019 mail-in ballot ruling, nearly 400 Giangeruso/DiMaggio mail-in ballot voters must reapply to receive mail ballots again, stopping all of the Giangeruso and DiMaggio supporters who were signed up in 2017 from continuing to receive mail-in ballots automatically in the future.

The Murphy ruling means the Giangeruso Team’s chances are slimmer than ever of repeating again in 2021 their 2017 victory that relied on mail-in ballots in an exceptionally close race. Actually, if mail-in ballots were removed from the final counts, the outcome of the election would have changed.

2017 TOTAL VOTE COUNTS FOR 5 WINNERS INCLUDING MAIL-IN BALLOTS:

Giangeruso 2,134

DiMaggio 1,934

Haggerty 1,883

Montillo 1,776

Jarvis 1,724

2017 VOTING MACHINE COUNTS FOR 5 WINNERS NOT INCLUDING MAIL-IN BALLOTS:

Giangeruso 1,760

Montillo 1,675

DiMaggio 1,568

Dudek 1,555

Haggerty 1,523

  • Without mail-in ballots, Giangeruso running mate Jarvis would have lost, as he was elected by a mail-in ballot vote, giving Giangeruso the super majority on the Board of Commissioners needed to develop Lyndhurst, borrow money, approve budgets, etc.

Vote by mail ballots heavily used elsewhere in Bergen County in 2017 resulted in the indictment of Elmwood Park’s mayor for election tampering:

The Murphy mail-in ballot ruling is yet another major blow to Giangeruso and DiMaggio’s administration in further weakening their odds of holding on to power in Lyndhurst beyond 2021. Without question, all politicians will face a tougher task repeating past “voter assistance” campaign efforts to encourage the use of mail-in ballots. Elmwood Park’s mayor was investigated based on opponents who legally questioned his mail-in ballot tactics.

What is mail-in ballot fraud?

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