At-Large Councilman Dave Mello, WTF?
But not for the effectiveness of the 4th Ward Vote-by-Mail (VBM) ballot harvest, which included 550 campaign 'paid workers'-- Occhipinti won by only 406 votes-- Carol Marsh would still be the CC President and we wouldn't be having this conversation.
And WHO was a major player- if not the major player- in that decisive 4th Ward ballot harvest that brought us Timmy Occhipinti with a Russo-Mason majority?
His role was acknowledged in the politickernj.com article, "Absentee campaign in Hoboken Not a Myth":
Outside of paid votes, though, the source said, “There’s always that (absentee) push when Frank Raia’s involved.”
Raia said, “I’m making a concerted effort to get every resident of the 4th Ward out to vote. If it means we have to pull people out, if they have to vote by mail, if we have to drag them to the polls, whatever. There’s a lot of disgruntled people in Hoboken.”
Raia said of Lenz’s team, “They’re in for a war.”
His name came up again attached to (4) signed, sworn witness statements-- exhibits in the Friends of Michael Lenz vs. Hudosn County Board Elections, Timothy Occhipinti lawsuit:
Remember, the presiding Jugde Galipolli did not rule on the merits of the case due to the then-ongoing election fraud investigation by the Superintendent of Elections. Criminal referrals were handed over by the Board of Elections to the Hudson County Prosecutor and now sit on the desk of Attorney General Paula Dow.
Hey, did you send your name and address yet to be included on the petition to AG Dow to get moving on that election fraud investigation?
So... for more 4th Ward absentee ballot chicanery, just look back to the April 20, 2010 School Board Elections.
These are the vote totals for the (2) full term seats and (1) 1-year seat on the BOE.
Checkout the Absentee Ballot totals in the 4th Ward for the Colon, Waiters and Howitt ticket.
Who was their campaign Chairperson and Treasurer?
It was Frank Raia.
To boot, a vocal Kids First opponent.
GA is confused why Councilman Mello handed him a symbolic 6th vote last night endorsing his appointment to the Sewage Authority?
Does anybody know?
4th Ward Election Blizzard