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Judges ends Singh Senate bid

Minkowitz denies recount request

By David Wildstein, September 22 2020 3:14 pm

Hirsh Singh’s for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate has officially come to an end.

Superior Court Judge Stuart Minkowitz today denied Singh’s challenge of the July 7 primary election.

Former U.S. Food and Drug Administration official Rik Mehta defeated Hirsh Singh by 8,727 votes.

Singh filed for recounts shortly after the primary election results were certified in late July.  Due to the complexities of New Jersey election law, individual challenges had to be filed in each county. Certification was delayed by a week in some parts of the state.

Last week, the courts consolidated all the cases and assigned them to Minkowitz.

Singh didn’t have a lawyer and represented himself in numerous court appearances.

This was Singh’s fourth bid for public office.  He lost a Republican primary for governor in 2017, sought the GOP U.S. Senate nod in 2018, and unsuccessfully ran for the GOP congressional nomination for Congress in New Jersey’s 2nd district in 2018.

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