Are you ready?
GA's Q-Tipster was told the following about the 2015 BoE Election:
Reach Higher was campaigning in a second ward Applied Building and was told by one resident: "I'd love to support you but [redacted] already paid me."HOLY alleged CASH COW! Allegedly.
Oh man, wouldn't you love to solve that puzzle?
Folks, vote-buying is an open secret in Hoboken.
For every election cycle, one political faction ("the Dark Side") reliably harvests a massive crop of VBMs allegedly in exchange for loot; typically $40 but amounts vary according to the 'going rate.'
In fact, the big political joke of the 2012 BoE race was the unintended consequence of allegedly storing hundreds of ready-to-mail VBMs in the basement of a 3rd Ward building.
Hint: Superstorm Sandy flooded Hoboken on October 29, 2012.
Holy S.S. Titanic!
GA wrote about the Citadel Drowning:
As you know, these ballots are supposed to remain in the custody of their respective ballot bearers whose job it is to bring them to the Board of Elections. They aren't supposed to be stored by the bushel in someone's basement. Oops.Democracy fans cheered the election results, Farmers lamented: Reform candidates swept on the machines in 2012. 2012 was a presidential election year, too.
So more scuttlebutt is that these soggy VBMs were placed in mailboxes all over town to coverup the mass-drowning. And the official story is that the ballots got wet inside the mailboxes. (You know, those fearsome mailbox rain storms.)
Alas, Democracy in Hoboken's been roughed up since 2012. The VBM farmers have had some big victories.
Can you guess which School Board candidate scored a whopping 466 absentee ballots- an amount nearly 6 times greater than the winner of the machine vote (77 VBMs).
In fact, this 466 absentee ballot Harvest Queen came in 4th Place on the machines!
Don't you think Hoboken election fraud should be put on NJ Governor-to-be Phil Murphy's radar?
Start taking notes, people! And photos. And VIDEO.