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Front office not aware of any unreported voter fraud claims

By Nikita Biryukov, November 12 2020 3:24 pm

Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration is not aware of any voter fraud allegations apart from a previously reported incident in Hunterdon County, the governor and his chief counsel said Thursday.

“I believe there was one charge filed by the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office surrounding one alleged instance, but other than that, I’m not aware of anything,” Murphy chief counsel Parimal Garg said.

In that incident, Stockton resident Brain Shilling allegedly completed, signed and returned someone else’s mail-in ballot.

The New Jersey Globe has been alerted to other purported irregularities — namely unspecified irregularities reported a poll challenger in Millburn for Republican Rosemary Becchi and State Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean’s (R-Westfield) congressional campaigns — but there’s so far been no other evidence of fraud.

Election fraud is exceedingly rare, and there’s been nothing to suggest that the results of any of this year’s races were affected by fraud.

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