Thursday, December 24, 2020

New Jersey: New recall effort launched against Governor

Another recall effort is being launched against Governor Phil Murphy (D) over coronavirus pandemic restrictions. The latest effort is from the owners of a Gym in Bellmawr that has been in the news over their violations of the stay at home orders. 

One effort failed and the second recall effort was rejected by the Board of Elections due to its failure to include a date for the recall. The petitioner notes that the board said if the effort leads to a special election instead of one tied with the next general election date, he would have to pay for the special. Note that the Governor of New Jersey faces an election in 2021, so it could be that a recall for the remaining three months of the term would take place concurrently with that race. 

Petitioners would need 1,484,358 million valid signatures to get on the ballot. The previous effort claimed to have gotten 1 million by March, but none were handed in. 

Update: One of the gym owners is claiming that the money he raised has been seized by the government. 

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