Today NJGOP Chairman Doug Steinhardt smacked state Democrats over a special voting session to change the State's vote-by-mail laws. The press release follows:
Trenton, NJ - Next week, the Democrat controlled New Jersey Legislature will hold a special voting session to change the State's vote-by-mail laws. Earlier last week, Democrat Secretary of State Tahesha Way ruled that voters who requested VBM in 2017 and 2018 must reapply if they want mail-in ballots for the November general election. That angered the State’s Democratic legislative leaders, who’ve been trying for years to rig the State’s election process and perpetuate their majority.
So, Democrat legislators intend to pass a hurried law that will require anyone who opted to receive a VBM ballot in either 2017 or 2018 to also be automatically registered to vote by mail in 2019.
It is important to note that vote-by-mail applicants in all counties have an option to register to VBM in perpetuity. The legislation that Democrats aim to pass next week will automatically add voters to the permanent VBM rolls who intentionally skipped that option.
NJ Globe reported that, "Including the 2017 and 2018 vote-by-mail universe for 2019, traditionally an off-off year when it comes to voter turnout, would be hugely advantageous to Democrats. Election results show that in key legislative races, the Democratic advantage could be as much as 70%." Of course it would.
NJGOP Chairman Doug Steinhardt released the following statement on this matter:
"Democrat politicians in Trenton are trying to rig New Jersey's elections. It’s that simple. They are weaponizing the legislature and waging an all out war against voters’ free will by selectively sending ballots to the people and places their policies prey on. This is the danger of one party rule."
Earlier this year, Democrats created a new law for automatic voter registration. Any New Jersey residents that visit certain state agencies like the Motor Vehicle Commission will automatically be registered to vote.
Chairman Steinhardt continued, "On behalf of the NJGOP, we are calling on the legislature to expand the scope of this special legislative session. Automatic voter registration should be expanded to people who purchase hunting and fishing licenses, business licenses or construction permits, not just the demographics to whom you hope to sell your seats. Who needs the Russians to meddle in US elections when you have NJ Democrats."