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N.J. extends email voting deadline to Friday
The Bergen Record (NJ) ^ | 11/6/12 | ANTHONY CAMPISI

Posted on 11/06/2012 1:03:12 PM PST by ruralvoter

In response to widespread reports that voters displaced by Hurricane Sandy haven’t received their email and fax ballots on Election Day, the state has extended the deadline for voters to return those ballots to county clerks to 8 p.m. Friday.

About 2,000 email and fax ballot applications have yet to be processed by the Hudson County Clerk’s Office, according to the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey, which is seeking a court order to force the state to allow displaced voters to cast ballots using a federal absentee balloting program.

Substantial backlogs also exist in Bergen, Essex and Middlesex Counties, the group said.

“We are talking about thousands, if not tens of thousands, of voters being affected. It’s a real significant problem,” said Alex Shalom, the ACLU’s policy counsel.

Under a new directive released this afternoon from Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, displaced voters and first responders seeking to cast their ballots by email or fax need to apply for the ballots by at their county clerk’s office by 5 p.m. today.

(Excerpt) Read more at northjersey.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: aclu; election; fraud; vote

1 posted on 11/06/2012 1:03:18 PM PST by ruralvoter
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To: ruralvoter

This is what the ACLU really wants:

FTA:

“Yet the new directive hasn’t satisfied the ACLU, which is waiting to go before an Essex County superior Court judge to force the state to allow voters who haven’t received their email or fax ballots to cast their votes using the federal Voting Assistance Program. Normally used by overseas and military voters, it allows residents to download absentee ballots that can be mailed in.”


2 posted on 11/06/2012 1:05:23 PM PST by ruralvoter
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To: ruralvoter
Superfluous—Mitt will have his 270 by 11 tonight.

The Sandy victims won't matter.

3 posted on 11/06/2012 1:06:12 PM PST by Happy Rain ("Remember the Benghazi 4")
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To: ruralvoter

Yes, and maybe on that day president-elect Romney will be interviewing potential cabinet members.


4 posted on 11/06/2012 1:07:25 PM PST by proxy_user
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To: ruralvoter

Query - how can a local govt. decide ballot matters for the federal election ?


5 posted on 11/06/2012 1:07:47 PM PST by major-pelham
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To: ruralvoter
So many folks in NJ are busy keeping warm and scrounging for food, I suspect vote totals to be down significantly. Even those who merely lost power are busy cleaning out their freezers/refrigerators.

And the winds from the Nor' easter inbound tomorrow could be 50-60MPH which could hamper further repair of the power grid and destroy some of what has already been repaired.

6 posted on 11/06/2012 1:08:04 PM PST by donozark (The voices inside my head may not be real, but they have some good ideas!)
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To: ruralvoter

As long as Romney hits 270 without NJ, we’re good!
Doesn’t need to wait for NY either!


7 posted on 11/06/2012 1:08:51 PM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: ruralvoter

Fine. So long as they extend the same consideration to military voters.


8 posted on 11/06/2012 1:09:41 PM PST by M. Thatcher
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To: ruralvoter
Why? Is something going on in NJ? From the MSM reporting of it things are running just fine there.
9 posted on 11/06/2012 1:12:45 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: G Larry

Yep, let Romney concede NY and NJ. Let them vote and re-vote until Kingdom Come. Meanwhile, the President-elect gets on with assembling his transition team.


10 posted on 11/06/2012 1:13:06 PM PST by kevao (Hey, Obama: The 1930s called, they want their economic policy back.)
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To: ruralvoter

So - what? No election results from NJ until Saturday? Are you kidding me?


11 posted on 11/06/2012 1:14:36 PM PST by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: M. Thatcher
Fine. So long as they extend the same consideration to military voters.

Hear, hear!

12 posted on 11/06/2012 1:18:42 PM PST by DakotaGator (Weep for the lost Republic! And keep your powder dry!!)
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To: ruralvoter

It does not matter but the votes for Preident made after the deadline will not count.

LLS


13 posted on 11/06/2012 1:19:04 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (OUR GOVERNMENT AND PRESS ARE NO LONGER TRUSTWORTHY OR DESERVING OF RESPECT!)
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To: ruralvoter

It does not matter but the votes for Preident made after the deadline will not count.

LLS


14 posted on 11/06/2012 1:19:12 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (OUR GOVERNMENT AND PRESS ARE NO LONGER TRUSTWORTHY OR DESERVING OF RESPECT!)
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To: ruralvoter

Email and Fax machines require electricity - they should start there.


15 posted on 11/06/2012 1:24:26 PM PST by PMAS (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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To: ruralvoter

I believe that’s illegal. All voting for president must be by the end of Election Day. Voting for other stuff can be done later, but not president. At least, that’s what I heard today — either on Fox or Rush.


16 posted on 11/06/2012 1:28:26 PM PST by MayflowerMadam
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To: donozark; All

Put your tin foil hats on...but I live in NJ... and if I didn’t know any better, because I live in the republican suburbs, and considering that 50% of our town was STILL without power (albeit, they’ve made big efforts to make sure we could vote) it would seem the more urban areas like Jersey City, Union City (Menendez territory) Elizabeth, Newark, Paterson all seem to have been well taken care of, (not all areas within, but the focus seems to have been these areas. ) Get the power on in the urban areas so that Melendez and nObama can carry the state.


17 posted on 11/06/2012 1:33:16 PM PST by Heff (Hoping that a little more than half this country is not that stupid)
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To: ruralvoter

The ACLU has never ever once requested extension because military ballots couldn’t be counted in time.


18 posted on 11/06/2012 1:39:25 PM PST by NoLibZone (If the black experience is about being hated, I know more about it than Whoppi does I'm a Republican)
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To: major-pelham
Query - how can a local govt. decide ballot matters for the federal election ?

Umm, maybe you haven't heard. We're a federal republic of 50 United States, not one monolithic FEMA district.

The states get to decide how their elections are done.

They, in turn, devolve the responsibility down to the county and/or ward levels.

It is just how it should be.

The only thing I object to here are email (!!!) ballots. Not trackable, not authenticated, and absolutely NO chain of custody.

19 posted on 11/06/2012 1:44:35 PM PST by backwoods-engineer (My game is disruption. I will use lethal force --my vote-- in self-defense against Obama.)
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To: ruralvoter

The US comstitution says we all have to vote on the same day.


20 posted on 11/06/2012 1:46:27 PM PST by pfflier
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To: ruralvoter

Ok 2k votes, no big deal. If they stretch it into 200,000 votes,,whoa!


21 posted on 11/06/2012 1:46:41 PM PST by austinaero
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To: ruralvoter

Christie teared up when he hugged Springsteen. Fat Boy is a whimp. He talks big then folded like a cheap empty suit at the first crisis. He panicked. He’s probably been holding those tears since Sandy hit and when he was touched by Springsteen he just couldn’t hold them in. I bet he wears pink panties.

So, Coulter, what do you think of your boy now? Why don’t you introduce him to your friend Bill Mahr. But bring some tissues ‘cause Christie will really lose it if Bill hugs him.


22 posted on 11/06/2012 1:53:41 PM PST by Terry Mross (To former friends and relatives. Don't ever contact me if you still support obama.)
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To: Terry Mross

Jay Severin confronted Coulter with this news about her honey-pie on the Blaze earlier...she wasn’t very happy.


23 posted on 11/06/2012 2:02:04 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: backwoods-engineer
We're a federal republic of 50 United States, not one monolithic FEMA district.

+1

24 posted on 11/06/2012 2:06:58 PM PST by TankerKC (If Mitt Romney is elected, everyone in the US will die!)
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To: who knows what evil?

I hope the skinny bee-atch hyperventilates and passes out. Exactly what did Severin say and what was her response?


25 posted on 11/06/2012 2:09:49 PM PST by Terry Mross (To former friends and relatives. Don't ever contact me if you still support obama.)
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To: ruralvoter
Article II Section 1:
The Congress may determine the time of choosing the electors, and the day on which they shall give their votes; which day shall be the same throughout the United States.

3 USC §1:

The electors of President and Vice President shall be appointed, in each State, on the Tuesday next after the first Monday in November, in every fourth year succeeding every election of a President and Vice President.

Extending the election? Sorry. That is utter bull$h!t!!!

26 posted on 11/06/2012 2:27:05 PM PST by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: markomalley
Not sure why email voting (!!!???) would need to be extended anyway. In NY they changed the rules so you can vote in another precinct (so if you were evacuated, etc.), but that you won't be able to vote for your legislature person. I could almost see extending the vote in that case for just the local elections.
27 posted on 11/06/2012 2:32:18 PM PST by 21twelve (So I [God] gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices. Psalm 81:12)
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To: major-pelham

No such critter as a “federal” election beyond the setting of the date (first Tuesday after the first Monday every four years). After that, the rules for running the election are at the state level, e.g. some states requiring ID by law, others not.


28 posted on 11/06/2012 2:39:05 PM PST by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: Terry Mross

Severin led the interview with the info re: Christie and Springsteen...she was quiet for a minute; then asked if it was verified. Severin said that it was true, and she replied that she would have to re-assess her support for Christie, and that she was ‘disappointed’. (I’m going from memory, here.) It will be interesting to see what she had to say about Christie next time the subject comes up...


29 posted on 11/06/2012 2:49:21 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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