According to the GOP, 2,299 people who potentially voted in two counties had their earliest registrations in Middlesex County, accounting for more than half of such possible abuses. James Vokral, administrator of the Middlesex County Board of Elections, did not return a phone call Thursday.
Monmouth County had the second most people who were listed as deceased but appeared to vote in 2004, with 450 such names. Camden County had 430 such instances, while Bergen County had the most, with 609.
The Star Ledger opens its endorsement with what I see the are the main issues of NJ taxes, overspending and corruption,
The candidates for New Jersey governor have made property taxes the chief issue in this election. But obscenely high property taxes — highest per capita in the nation — are only a symptom of the chronic illnesses that infect New Jersey: an antiquated tax structure, runaway spending and a culture of corruption that rewards the politically connected.
Just yesterday coffeegrounds was posting on how Regena Thomas, the NJ Secretary of State, gets $141,000 a year to spend most of her time helping run the Jon Corzine campaign for Governor.
Sunday this Star Ledger article, (via Enlighten NJ) points out that New Jersey recently slipped to 44th in a national ranking of state business climates, with “Taxes and competition among factors clouding state’s corporate climate”.
For more on NJ, Dynamo Buzz hosted this week’s Carnival of the New Jersey Bloggers, Edition #24