Atlantic County Democrats are asking to join Trump v. Murphy, a lawsuit seeking to invalidate Gov. Phil Murphy’s order tat requires the November general election to be conducted primarily through vote-by-mail ballots.
Michael Suleiman, the Democratic county chairman, has filed a motion in U.S. District Court to intervene as an interested party in opposition to the suit filed by President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign and the national and state Republican parties.
“Donald Trump’s efforts to delegitimize our system of elections is a grave threat to our democracy,” said Suleiman. “What’s equally disturbing is that the Atlantic County and New Jersey Republican parties would help President Trump erode our democratic institutions. As Chairman, I say ‘no more.’ We’re going to fight back, and we’re going to win.”
If the court doesn’t approve their request to intervene, the Atlantic Democrats have asked for permission to submit an amicus curiae brief as an interested party.
“What they’re doing takes a lot of chutzpah,” said Robert Herman, an attorney for the Atlantic County Democrats. “They didn’t have a problem with the vote-by-mail election for the Republican Primary Election–not a peep. But now that it’s a General Election, somehow they’re suddenly up in arms.”
Atlantic County Brief Trump v Murphy