|County investigation of VBM irregularities begun at 400 First Street|
According to a source who got this from Hudson County Board of Elections, voter fraud has been confirmed at 400 First Street (Marian Towers).
As of last night, 9 VBMs returned from 400 First Street were tossed for chain-of-custody irregularities, found by investigators who had scoured that building. GA's source said as word of the investigation spread around the building, VBM voters on "upper floors" would not open their doors.
It appears the Superintendent of Elections, Michael Harper, is enforcing the August 10, 2015 amendment to Title 19 concerning the use of "messengers" and "bearers" for transporting vote by mail ballots. The new law reads (in part): "No person shall serve as an authorized messenger for more than three (3) qualified voters in an election; thus reducing the previous limit of ten (10) qualified voters. Additionally, no person shall serve as a bearer for more than three (3) qualified voters."
That is a huge change from the 'old ways', and appears to have flustered the vote farmers.
According to GA's source, chain of custody irregularities are widespread in the Fourth Ward. VBMs were mailed without a bearer, and unless the chain of custody can be confirmed by investigators for each one, the probability that they will get tossed is real.
GA hears from the source that "old people had their ballots man-handled" and they were mailed "without bearer designation."
It appears the Board of Elections is seeing clear circumvention of its new law, which based on history, there is NO OTHER EXPLANATION than ballot harvesting. If this does not justify investigation and legal action by NJ's Attorney General, what does?
As of last night, here are some confirmed VBM totals in the Fouth Ward:
GA will keep you posted on updates that come in.4-3: 123 vbms sent- 93 returned,4-4: 109 vbms sents, 72 returned4-6 100 vbms sent, 83 returned (9 tossed so far)4-7 51 vbms sent, 38 returned415 TOTAL vbms have been returned in the entire 4th Ward.
GA note: 4th Ward candidate Tim Occhipinti just contacted GA about this story. Occhipinti strongly denied he is the candidate who harvested VBMs from the mainly senior population. Occhipinti attributes the operation at 400 First Street to candidate Ruben Ramos.