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Singh’s election suit headed to U.S. Supreme Court

By Nikita Biryukov, November 06 2020 12:16 pm

Former U.S. Senate candidate Hirsh Singh is taking his litigation over a primary loss to the U.S. Supreme Court.

“Officially docketed in SCOTUS vs @GovMurphy for violating Article 1, Section 4 of the US Constitution & forcing an unconstitutional VBM election onto NJ,” Singh said on Twitter. “We also directly challenged the use of the USPS since it directly violates FOIA and has undermined election integrity.”

The suit charges Gov. Phil Murphy’s executive order mandating a mostly-mail primary was unconstitutional. The New Jersey Supreme Court threw out his suit last month. He represented himself.

The outcome of the suit likely won’t matter. Singh’s primary opponent, Rik Mehta, faced a round defeat on Nov. 3. Incumbent U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-Newark) was re-elected without much trouble.

Republicans haven’t won a U.S. Senate race in New Jersey since Sen. Clifford Case secured his last term in 1972.

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