The New Jersey mail-in voting debacle is a bad sign for upcoming elections. Jason Snead writes:
Even as New Jersey voters look to the general election, many are still coping with the aftermath of the state’s first all-mail vote.
Paterson, the Garden State’s third-largest city, is mired in a burgeoning election scandal. One in 5 ballots have been rejected. The local NAACP has cried foul. And now, four men—including a councilman and councilman-elect—have been charged by the state’s attorney general with criminal election fraud.
The state’s May 12 election was conducted entirely by mail on Gov. Phil Murphy’s order. Ballots were automatically sent to every registration. That makes Paterson an early test of the vote-by-mail model now being pushed in unison by the political left.
The fact that it immediately went off the rails is a warning to the nation that we would be foolish to ignore.
[Jason Snead, “New Jersey’s All-Mail Vote Debacle Is a Warning for November,” The Daily Signal, July 23]