|400 First Street, one of the buildings scheduled for VBM investigation by the Hudson County Board of elections|
Obstruction of justice, anyone?
Rumor has it that "more than one person" told not to open their doors for inspectors is talking... at least two of the 'actors' who told voters not to open their doors were named in complaints.
GA heard one intimidation tactic used is that by talking to the inspectors, they will be prosecuted for telling the truth: that someone mailed the VBM for them.
Folks who filled out a VBM but did not mail it themselves ARE SAFE. If you or a friend or neighbor has filled out a VBM but let someone else mail it you will not be prosecuted or fined or arrested....
GA knows this for a FACT after speaking with officials at the Hudson County Board of elections.
It is the person scaring you, threatening you, or telling you NOT to open the door for Board of Elections inspectors who is obstructing justice.
In the meantime, GA got an early morning report on antics at the Board of Elections. A witness used the word "shit show."
According to witnesses, Mike Russo, was screaming at Charlie "Blue" the Chief Inspector under John Bryzowski, the Acting Superintendent at the Board of Elections. With Mike Russo was Mama, Kim Glatt and Jay Yacker, George DeStefano, and Ruben Ramos' attorney. Kim Glatt argued that they needed to know the difference between a 'challenge' and an 'investigation', then demanded specific information on which buildings were being challenged (or investigated). Matt Calicchio was there screaming to Charlie that reform candidates were paying a $100 vote and that Dana Wefer was "intimidating people" in the 4th Ward. Calicchio said that they would 'get them all to vote provisionally." The Dark Siders waited around for Bryzowski to show, but eventually left when he failed to appear. In total they challenged "about 8 ballots", because "Ruben had most all the VBMs"
Folks, it looks like Hudson County Board of Elections is not laying down for the 'same old' this year, and is determined to enforce the amended vote-by-mail law. At the same time, GA hears the NJ Attorney General is "following" the investigation ongoing in Hoboken.
Me thinks there will be surprises in the coming days.