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You see this kind of thing in the third world: Regimes using food as an inducement to vote a certain way. The United Nations got its knickers in a twist a few years ago, when the authoritarians who run Burma used the promise of free rice and cooking oil as an inducement to vote their way.

Closer to home there have been accusations by Republicans in the 2010 and 2012 congressional elections that Democrats were trying to induce voters with the promise of free food. In the 2010 race to unseat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in Nevada, Republicans were incensed by the liberal Democrat’s offer of “free food” at “voter turnout events.”

The Las Vegas Sun reported that the Republican’s lawyer called it “ACORN-style tactics” after the leftist organization that got caught up in scandal after the 2008 election. Republicans have called such tactics “voter enticement”. (more…)

As an attorney, Alicia Ferrante should have known better than to use a not-for-profit organization to promote her candidacy for Sussex County Surrogate. She should know what the law says about the prohibitions on mixing politics with the good work that charities do for the community.

At Saturday’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Newton, Ferrante had her supporters wear t-shirts that explicitly promoted her candidacy for Surrogate. Her supporters marched in the parade route and held a banner that asked people to vote for her for Surrogate. This violates the policies of the not-for-profit organization that runs the parade. (more…)

Americans for Liberty, an organization that promoted controversial Agenda 21 campaigner Maggie Roddin, attacked Governor Chris Christie this week for his turnabout on accepting an expansion of Medicaid funding in New Jersey to cover 300,000 state residents without healthcare coverage. The group’s Facebook page branded the Republican Governor “a useless traitor”.

Last summer, Americans for Liberty got into hot water for promoting the speaking tour of Maggie Roddin, who frequently hosts holocaust deniers and neo-Nazis (Roddin calls them “freedom fighters”) on her Internet radio program. (more…)

2013. Sigh.

Posted: November 26, 2012 in New Jersey Primary, NJGOP
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A recent Tea Party email takes this juvenile “kill em all and let God sort em out approach”:


Dear Fellow Patriots:

Today marks 334 days to Election Day 2013, when all 120 NJ legislative seats, and that of governor are up for election. Why is this important? And why now?

This election affords us the opportunity to accomplish here in New Jersey what we were unable to accomplish nationally – restore government to the people. By so doing we can start a trend to be followed all across America. (more…)

A few conservative groups straddle state lines.  Last week, a Tea Party member from one of these groups posed this challenge:  He asked if anyone could find anyone who could name a campaign whose money came almost exclusively from a single source. (more…)