On the Save Jersey Blog:
Looks like we got a Carl Lewis type situation in Cumberland County, folks.
Republicans have a shot at taking all the Freeholder seats in Cumberland County this November. So Democrats are scrambling to come up with a way to hold onto them. And in their desperation, they made an illegal move.
If you remember, Senator Jeff Van Drew ally Lou Magazzu resigned in disgrace from the Cumberland County Board of Chosen Freeholders after getting caught sexting while married (if you’re sleeping with someone, Save Jerseyans, don’t send pics to them. Get them to send pics to you!). His seat, as required by law, is up for election on November 8, and by law, since the election is to fill a vacancy, the winner will be sworn in November 9, not in January.
So, after a shady, not by the rules selection process, Democrats selected James Dunkins to run for the vacated seat. Only problem is, James Dunkins is currently a member of the Board of Chosen Freeholders. His term expires Dec 31, 2011. Which means if he won, he would have to immediately be sworn in, and he’d have two seats on the Board. This is obviously highly illegal.