Trump cites Paterson election to rail against mail-in voting | Paterson Times

Trump cites Paterson election to rail against mail-in voting


President Donald Trump cited the recent Paterson elections which were marred by voter fraud to rail against mail-in voting on Sunday night.

Trump wrote absentee ballots are “fine,” but not mail-in ballots. “Mail-In Voting, on the other hand, will lead to the most corrupt Election is USA history,” said Trump in a tweet. “Bad things happen with Mail-Ins. Just look at Special Election in Patterson, N.J. 19% of Ballots a FRAUD!”

Trump misspelled Paterson, the third largest city in New Jersey. Paterson did not have a special election. It held its regular nonpartisan municipal election on May 12.

“The last thing Paterson needs is for Donald Trump to tweet about us. It goes to show how much this last election was compromised,” said mayor Andre Sayegh in response to the president’s tweet on Sunday night.

A fifth of all votes cast in the solely vote-by-mail election due to the pandemic were disqualified because of mismatched signatures and other irregularities. 3,204 mail-in ballots were rejected, according to the Passaic County Board of Elections records.

But the widespread voter fraud in the six ward elections in Paterson are not going unpunished. New Jersey attorney general Gurbir Grewal has charged four people with voter and election fraud.

Two of the men – councilman-elect Alex Mendez and councilman Michael Jackson — are candidates who won seats in the elections. A campaign worker, Abu Razyen, and the brother, Shelim Khalique, of another candidate, Shahin Khalique, were charged with voter fraud as well. Khalique initially won a seat that after several recounts was ruled a tie, forcing a fresh election at a later date.

Both Mendez and Jackson are Democrats.

Governor Phil Murphy has urged both Mendez and Jackson to “step aside” because of the charges against them. Mendez’s opponent, longtime councilman William McKoy, is seeking a court injunction to stop him from taking office on July 1.

Trump’s tweet is below:


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  • Yogi Zuna

    Sorry, but President Trump is right about this. Mail in voting for the whole country will lead to chaos and fraud. Elections might not be decided for months or have to be done over.

  • bigron

    It was just a matter of time. Paterson has been a failed state for a very long time. President Trump needs to send in the feds.

  • Oscar Cavail

    if Trump ends mail in voting he will lose his own re-election. Senior citizens in Florida and Pennsylvania rely heavily on mail in voting. it would cost him millions of votes in elections he won by less than 100,000 votes in each state. That's 50 electoral votes out of 270 he needs. By all means Dr. Clorox end mail in votes now.

    • DemocrapSocialistsSuck

      I see you're another low information idiot who believes everything he hears on MSDNC. Your Presidnet never said to drink clorox. Illegal aliens (are you one?) should not be voting in our elections. They shouldn't even be in this country. MAGA

      • TK Kirkland

        Lead by example and start a line for the Santa Maria then b!tch

        • DemocrapSocialistsSuck

          I was born here you sissy, you bitch

  • DemocrapSocialistsSuck

    Mayor McCheese makes me laugh. Paterson is crooked as hell just like every other Socialist run dump. Our great President has every right to call it out, this is their plan to steal the election for Senile Joe.

  • Cathy A Yurchak

    Actually at one time it was PATTERSON then changed to Paterson so he was not wrong.