On the one hand, I am delighted to see that the local press is finally picking up on the story we broke last week. On the other hand, one would wish that they would dig a little deeper, like possibly call the Cumberland County Clerk?
And his (DeWeese) campaign staff questioned the validity of at least 19 of the 1,062 vote-by-mail applications Wilson submitted to the Cumberland County Clerk on behalf of voters in Millville neighborhoods.
“The question is whether some of the people who submitted vote-by-mail ballots have actually signed the vote-by-mail application, and whether the individuals are legally qualified to vote,” he said. “Seeing that volume of ballots raised a red flag. We’re investigating the legality of those applications now.”
Van Drew said Republicans are sponsoring their own get-out-the-vote effort that is no different from his. And he took issue with the Republicans’ efforts to compare his campaign with the dirty politics of Atlantic City.
If the Press had contacted the Cumberland County Clerk, they would have discovered that the rejected applications now number over 100. That is 10% of all applications with Marcus Wilson’s name attached were rejected. Sorry Jeff Van Drew, but THAT is cause for a red flag.
Marcus Wilson was interviewed, and made the following ludicrous claim:
Wilson said he would never knowingly sign up a voter who was not of voting age. And he said the 1st Legislative District could learn a thing or two from Atlantic City about reaching out to potential voters.
The ballot application to the left is one of over 100 that were rejected for various reasons, such as the person was not even a Cumberland County resident, they were unregistered, they were convicted felons and ineligible to vote according to NJ law. This one is for a 14 year old child. Marcus Wilson signed the application, and placed his stamp on it. That proves that he lied when he said he would never knowlingly sign up a voter who was of age.
Marcus Wilson comes to these voter drive events armed with a list of registered voters, that he can, and has used to verify that the applicants are indeed registered. Yet he has chosen to ignore this list, and instead sign up people from Newark and Cape may County to get them placed on the rolls here.