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Paterson vote-by-mail ballots found bundled in mailbox


Hundreds of vote-by-mail ballots for the Paterson municipal elections were found bundled in a mailbox.

“U.S. Postal authorities informed the Passaic County Board of Elections about bundled vote-by-mail ballots within their possession,” said Keith Furlong, spokesman for the Passaic County government. “These ballots have been delivered to the county and set aside.”

Furlong said the Board of Election will determine tomorrow whether these ballots will be counted.

More than 300 mail-in ballots from the 3rd Ward were dropped off at a mailbox in Haledon, according to sources. Hundreds more 2nd Ward ballots were found at a South Paterson mailbox.

“Any potential irregularities will be handed off to the appropriate law enforcement agencies,” said Furlong.

Mail-in ballots have led to fraud in Paterson over the past decade.

In 2010, 14 people, including ex-councilman Rigo Rodriguez, were arrested for voter fraud involving mail-in ballots. Rodriguez and his wife were allowed to enter into a pre-trial intervention (PTI) program to avoid prison time. Both agreed to a lifetime ban on public office and employment.

More recently, in 2017, a Passaic County judge had to invalidate 22 fraudulent mail-in votes in the 2016 2nd Ward election.

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Updated 8:20 p.m.

  • DemocrapSocialistsSuck

    Vote fraud. It's the Democrat Socialist way! It's how our President lost the popular vote to the Hildabeast. Millions of illegal aliens in California and dead people in Illinois got to vote. Ever wonder why you need a photo ID to obtain a library card but you don't need to prove who you are before you can vote?

    • Carolyn

      Really, your president lost the popular vote because you can see he don't know how to speak the truth and he's still at it. LYING all the time and he's very arrogant.

      • DemocrapSocialistsSuck

        He's your President too until January 2025 deal with it. Turn off MSDNC. They have brainwashed you. Millions of illegal aliens voted in the election. That's a fact. Thousands of dead people voted in Chicago. Another fact. Idiots like you are the reason Paterson is such a shithole. You are too stupid to think for yourself so you continue vote for corrupt hack thieves.

      • John

        You speaking ebonics

  • Bluto Woods

    Mail in ballots should be notarized before they are sent in,this would cut down on fraud.

  • John Brown

    Hundreds of vote-by-mail ballots for the Paterson municipal elections were found bundled in a mailbox
    give them to me…. I'm running low on toilet paper.

  • Ahktaruzaman

    Shahin Khalique is to blame for all this. He has his men round up mail in ballot from the elderly and makes them vote for 1A. They solicit everyone until have have the vote. I was recently beat up by his men. Vote for me. I will make the change necessary. Make sure Shahin never steps foot into office.