Morris County Republican Chairwoman Laura Ali called on Attorney General Gurbir Grewal to investigate ballot irregularities there, charging that voter rolls weren’t properly cleared before ballots went into the mail.
“People are getting ballots left and right from people that have moved nine, 10 years ago, so it’s all old addresses in there. Second, people are getting ballots for people that are deceased, and in one case, the deceased person got two ballots,” Ali told the New Jersey Globe. “Third, there’s people that are getting wrong names and double ballots.”
The chairwoman said she received reports of 23 faulty ballots in the last 48 hours.
Ali raised the issue in a letter sent to Grewal Tuesday, charging that the erroneous ballots would open November’s elections up to voter fraud.
“This self-created political fiasco will undoubtedly lead to voter fraud and the delegitimization of lawful voters, with inaccurate election results diminishing trust in the electoral process and nullifying our citizens’ Constitutional right to a free and fair election,” she wrote in the letter.
Some of these problems aren’t new. In June, the New Jersey Globe reported some voters were receiving multiple ballots after changing their names at the Motor Vehicle Commission. In those cases, the MVC created an entirely new entry in the Statewide Voter Registration System instead of changing a voter’s name.
The Republican chairwoman wants Grewal to launch a probe on the ballot irregularities.
“I want him to investigate, to see what’s going on and figure out a solution,” she said. “What’s going to happen if people start filling out these erroneous ballots. I don’t know what their measure of control is. How do you have erroneous ballots going to people’s houses, and what if they fill them out? What’s the check and balance?”