Cheer up. Democrats don’t just cheat Republicans by way of voter fraud, they also cheat each other and they did it through mail-in ballots.
Democrats Alex Mendez and Michael Jackson were first charged with voter fraud concerning harvesting ballots and mailing them in bundled packs.
The two are currently on the Paterson City council but will be removed if they are found guilty. The fraudulent votes gave them their victory.
Patterson City Council members Shelim Khalique and Abu Razyen were also charged at that time with voter fraud in the same scheme as the two others.
Mail-in balloting gave them the opportunity to increase their vote count.
In a press conference, Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said the Democrat City Council said that the four had manipulated the votes.
None of the men have resigned and will fight for their political lives in court.
NBC New York reported:
Two city council members in Paterson have been indicted for allegedly interfering with a special election last year, Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced Wednesday, in a case cited by then-President Donald Trump in his unsuccessful lawsuit to try and invalidate voting by mail in New Jersey.
Alex Mendez won the special election to fill a council seat on May 12, but voter fraud claims soon surfaced. The state attorney general’s office initiated a probe after U.S. Postal Service inspectors said they found hundreds of mail-in ballots located in a mailbox in Paterson, along with more found in nearby Haledon.
Ultimately, the Passaic County Board of Elections decided not to count 800 ballots cast in the race and a judge ordered a new election for last November.
Mendez, 45, and Paterson City Councilman Michael Jackson, 49, were originally charged in a criminal complaint last June. Despite the pending criminal charges, Mendez won a tight race in November.
The indictments handed up last month charge Mendez and Jackson with multiple counts including election fraud, unauthorized possession of ballots and falsifying or tampering with public records. The state attorney general’s office alleged the men collected ballots from voters and delivered them to county officials, which candidates are prohibited from doing.
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Author: Steven Ahle
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