Republican congressional Thomas Kean, Jr. is bracing for a close race tomorrow night in his bid to unseat freshman Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-Ringoes) suggesting that Democrats might play games with counting votes.
A Kean campaign email today asked for contributions to the Team Kean Legal Defense Fund.
“That will allow us to fight any attempts by the Democrats to steal this election,” Kean’s campaign manager, Theresa Winegar, said in a fundraising email. “This race is neck and neck and there are forces out there who will do anything to win.”
Raising the spectrum of voter fraud in New Jersey’s 7th district – an issue President Donald Trump has raised consistently as he fights for his own re-election, Winegar cites uncertainties of an election conducted primarily through vote-by-mail ballots, but with at least one polling place in each municipality open for in-person voting.
“Our campaign’s legal team is prepared to fight any attempts to steal this election and give this seat to the Democrats,” stated Winegar. “We just don’t know what tricks malicious actors might take to unfairly sway the outcome of this race. We are prepared to fight so that this race is fairly won.”