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New Jersey to Allow Voting by Email, Fax

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New Jersey Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno issued a series of directives late today that will allow voters displaced by Hurricane Sandy to cast absentee ballots by email and fax.

Guadagno, a Republican, serves as the state’s top elections official. In one of her new directives, she instructs county clerks to accept absentee voting applications by fax or email up until 5 p.m. on Election Day and to accept ballots themselves electronically until 8 p.m. that day.

Under the directive, all voters displaced by the storm are deemed to be overseas voters under New Jersey law.

“I am working with State, county, and local officials to address election-day polling issues that have arisen as a result of Hurricane Sandy. Voters throughout the State are encouraged to take advantage of early voting options as made available by County Elections Officials,” Guadagno said in a statement.

Earlier today, Gov. Chris Christie (R) explained that many polling places would be open to allow voters to cast paper ballots, with the support of the National Guard.

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» 14 Comments

  1. Pickled Liver

    November 4th, 2012

    No big deal! Just write in all the votes from New Jersey as Democrats – nothing unexpected there!

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  2. Sidekick

    November 4th, 2012

    It is New Jersey. Won’t change the election.

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  3. Menderman

    November 4th, 2012

    Why don’t they just drop ballots from planes? It seems our AC 130 Specter Gunships are not being used for anything right now, and they could drop millions with extreme precision.

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  4. Carlos The Jackal

    November 4th, 2012

    One wonders if our troops that they ‘can’t’ get ballots to in time will be allowed to vote by fax or email…

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  5. brinksmom

    November 4th, 2012

    What could go wrong? Christie has turned into a disappointment.

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  6. Anonymous

    November 4th, 2012

     
  7. 66chevelle

    November 4th, 2012

    Voting Rights Act violation placing undue burden on those without email, fax machine or elect tricity. Surely AG Holder will sue NJ….right?

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  8. jamesrileyjr

    November 4th, 2012

    https://freedom-to-tinker.com/blog/appel/nj-lt-governor-invites-voters-to-submit-invalid-ballots/

    This is a detailed and legal explanation of how stupid an idea this is, and how many legal challenges will sprout up from this insane idiocy.

    Kim Guadagno is out of her friggin mind if she thinks for one second this won’t be the biggest source of corruption ever.

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  9. FreeMan & Sarah Voting Early & Often

    November 4th, 2012

    Imagine the law suits if it is close.

    Landslide please.

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  10. KarenInNewHaven

    November 4th, 2012

    Guadagno and Cristie are assholes, as are
    most of the residents of the shithole of NJ.

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  11. Menderman

    November 4th, 2012

    I can see the headlines now:

    “New Voting Record Set In Jersey: 12 million ballots cast! 10 million vote Obama”

    (btw, Jersey has 8.8 million residents)

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  12. Menderman

    November 4th, 2012

    actually now that I think about, I’ll bet Ron Paul wins Jersey! That would be nice! Can we spread this idea to the Paulbots?

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  13. Death_By_Farts

    November 4th, 2012

    Jersey elected a Republican Gov in 2010, they could just as easily elect Romney as well.
    Depends on how angry they are with Obama.
    Would be nice to see Jersey go red this time round.

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  14. nufftin

    November 4th, 2012

    No fraud can come of this…right?

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