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The Passaic County Courthouse in Paterson, New Jersey. Photo by Ken Lund.

Paterson turnout about 15%, including potentially fraudulent ballots

By David Wildstein, May 12 2020 2:47 pm

Voter turnout in Paterson was around 15% as of early this morning, but that number included about 800 ballots that are suspected as being fraudulent.

According to Passaic County election officials, 12,391 vote-by-mail ballots were returned, out of 81,987 eligible voters.

Passaic County Board of Elections Chairman John Currie, who also serves as Democratic state chairman and Passaic County Democratic chairman, confirmed that the Federal Bureau of Investigation is involved in Paterson probe in a conversation that was overhead on a live-stream of the meeting.

On the same live-stream, Currie said that hundreds of other VBM ballots have been rejected due to signatures that do not match the voter rolls.

The heaviest returns in Paterson are for the 2nd and 3rd Wards, which is outpacing the 1st Ward by a 2-1 margin and the 4th, 5th and 6th Wards by a 3-1 margin.

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