After the November 2020 General Election, Councilman Mark Razzoli authored a resolution calling on state legislature to prohibit future mail-in or drop box voting and to establish a voter ID program for NJ's future elections.
WHEREAS, the State of New Jersey held a General Election November 3, 2020; and
WHEREAS, Governor Phil Murphy required all “registered” voters to be mailed ballots that were to be used to cast votes either primarily either through the US mail or by delivering the ballot to drop boxes located a various locations throughout the state; and
WHEREAS, this practice of predominantly using mail-in ballots for all registered voters during the July 2020 Primary election raised concerns regarding voter fraud, voter disenfranchisement, postal delivery delays, significant increase in election costs, and reliance on a flawed Statewide voter/DMV computer registration database that resulted in significant delays in the counting of ballots; and
WHEREAS, despite these real and legitimate concerns that were confirmed throughout the State after the July 2020 Primary Election, Governor Murphy still proceeded with this flawed election “scheme”; and
WHEREAS, although the General Election was conducted on November 3, 2020, election results have still not been certified and many New Jersey counties, including Middlesex County, are still counting ballots that were delivered on or before November 3, 2020; and
WHEREAS, following the November 3, 2020 general election there have been many reported cases of significant voter fraud throughout the country, including in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Georgia, Arizona, and that is directly related to the process of “mail-in” voting; and
WHEREAS, it is paramount that the integrity of the entire voting and election process be maintained throughout so that the electorate will have faith in the electoral process and the results from elections; and
WHEREAS, promoting and forcing the residents of New Jersey to accept a voting system that is fraught with fraud and deception and that is anything but open and transparent flies in the face of our rights to Freedom and Liberty guaranteed by the United States Constitution; and
WHEREAS, the Township Council recognizes that entirety of the voting process must be protected so that voters are not disenfranchised, the secrecy of their vote is protected, transparency is maintained and so that our rights as citizens of the United States of America are not trampled upon by those wanting to wield dictatorial powers and issuing authoritarian dictates; and
WHEREAS, it is therefore necessary to reject all efforts to delegitimize the electoral process through the mandate of a mail in voting process; and
WHEREAS, the Township Council therefore is calling on Governor Murphy, the New Jersey State Legislature and all future Governors and State Legislatures to stop the abuse to the electoral process by not improperly mandating a forced “mail-in” ballot process for any and all future elections in New Jersey and by implementing a voter identification process in the State of New Jersey to ensure that only active, properly registered and legitimate persons are able to cast a vote.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Council of the Township of Old Bridge, County of Middlesex, State of New Jersey that it does hereby call on Governor Murphy, the New Jersey State Legislature and all future Governors and State Legislatures to stop the abuse to the electoral process by not improperly mandating a forced “mail-in” ballot process for any and all future elections in New Jersey; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the State Legislature implement a voter identification process in the State of New Jersey to ensure that only living, active, properly registered, and law-abiding residents vote in all elections in New Jersey.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Municipal Clerk shall forward a certified true copy of this Resolution to the New Jersey Secretary of State; the Governor of the State of New Jersey; the President of the New Jersey State Senate; the Speaker of the General Assembly; and the Middlesex County Legislative Delegation.