Election Investigation Launched over Suspect 'Poll Worker Error' in New Jersey
56 districts within Essex County shut down voting machines without counting votes
An investigation has been launched into the ballot counting in Essex County, New Jersey after a suspicious "poll worker error" was blamed for voting machines being shut down without being counted.
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy was declared the winner in his reelection campaign Wednesday after the results from mail ballots helped the Democrat extend his lead over Republican Jack Ciattarelli.
On Wednesday evening, the Associated Press declared Murphy the winner after a new batch of mail-in votes from Republican-leaning Monmouth County suddenly increased Murphy’s lead and closed the door to a Ciattarelli comeback.
Ciattarelli was winning Monmouth by nearly 20 percentage points until the vote-by-mail-ballots emerged.
However, in keeping with a statewide trend, Murphy carried the mail vote in Monmouth by about 40 percentage points.
Democrats across the country have been dominating mail-in voting since the 2020 presidential election, despite concerns that the method is susceptible to fraud.
In Essex County, an investigation is currently ongoing to determine why a “poll worker error” led to 56 districts within the county not counting their votes on time after poll workers in several cities shut down 56 voting machines without them first being counted, according to News 12 The Bronx.
Essex County Clerk Christopher Durkin has made it clear that the machines are currently locked safely away.
"Those machines are at the polling places right now,” Durkin said according to News 12 The Bronx.
"Those machines have to be brought back to the warehouse.
"A judge will issue an order for us to open those machines, retrieve the results and post those results.”
"We need to compile a list of the results that are missing, then need to schedule a hearing in front of a judge and then the judge issued the order and then we’re able to go and retrieve those results.”
Ninety percent of the vote in Essex County has already been reported, according to Western Journal.
However, that doesn’t mean that citizens in New Jersey — and across the country — shouldn’t be concerned over election problems the county is facing.
This was the same case with the 2020 election when we saw numerous smaller, localized examples of election fraud and various irregularities in the vote.
There is no doubt that American elections could and should be more secure.
Don’t let Democrats or leftists tell you any different.
If the counties that have been called into question in both the 2020 election and elections since then had simply been transparent with the public and taken the time and effort to shore up their processes, there wouldn’t be a problem.
Unfortunately, too many county election officials can’t be counted on to actually do their jobs.