State Sen. Joseph Cryan (D-Union) said that law enforcement needs to move quickly to determine whether any laws were broken by Lisa McCormick in filing fraudulent petitions in a bid for the Democratic nomination for governor.
“Lisa McCormick and James Devine have repeatedly shown they have no concern for the law,” he said.
Cryan lauded Secretary of State Tahesha Way for referring the fake documents to Attorney General Gurbir Grewal.
“It is my great hope that the Attorney General’s office will exhibit that same concern and immediately open an investigation into McCormick and Devine. Today,” Cryan said.
Way removed McCormick, a shadowy perennial candidate, from the ballot after Administrative Law Judge Jeffrey Rabin ruled that none of her petition signatures were real.
Secretary Way’s decision to refer McCormick’s petition to the Attorney General’s office is a great first step and I’d like to thank her and her office for standing up for New Jersey voters today,” stated Cryan.
Devine is McCormick’s controversial life partner.
If Grewal doesn’t act quickly, electronic evidence of the nominating petitions could disappear.