Paterson City Council Vice President Among 4 Charged With
Voting Fraud in May Special Election: NJ AG
A Paterson, New Jersey, councilman and a councilman-elect in
the same city, along with two other men, face voting fraud
charges in connection with the May 12 special election, the
state attorney general’s office said Thursday.
NJ Politician, 3 Others Charged With Voter Fraud In Mail-In Election
The New Jersey Attorney General’s office announced voter fraud charges Wednesday against four individuals, including a city councilman and an elected city councilman, according to a press release.
Paterson City Councilman Michael Jackson, Councilman-elect Alex Mendez, and two other men are alleged to have exploited the mail-in voting process in the May 12th Special election in Paterson, New Jersey.
The investigation was opened when U.S. Postal Inspection Service found hundreds of mail-in ballots stuffed in a single mailbox in Paterson and a number of additional ballots in a mailbox in Haledon.
“Today’s charges send a clear message: if you try to tamper with an election in New Jersey, we will find you and we will hold you accountable,” said Attorney General Grewal. “We will not allow a small number of criminals to undermine the public’s confidence in our democratic process.”