Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 7/20/2020
Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 7/17/2020
Line F Candidate Pearson Sitting in Second Place in Cumberland County
Two-hundred and six ballots with so-called signature issues remain to be counted in the Cumberland Freeholder contest, and they’re significant since just 188 votes separate Donna Pearson from Bruce Cooper.
Currently in second place in this long slog election, Pearson ran off the line in the Democratic Primary against the establishment ticcket, which included Cooper.
NY Times: Trump Taps Stepien For Campaign Manager
Per the NY Times, President Trump has tapped Jersey native Bill Stepien to manage his re-election campaign, replacing Brad Parscale.
Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 7/15/2020
Report: Trump Refers To Paterson VBMs Again
According to the Paterson Times: “President Donald Trump cited widespread voter fraud in Paterson, again, to attack mail-in voting during a briefing at the White House Rose Garden on Tuesday.
“I’m very worried about mail-in voting because I think it’s subject to tremendous fraud and being rigged. You see that Paterson, New Jersey, where I believe it was 20% of the vote was fraudulent,” said Trump. “You’ll have tremendous fraud if you do these mail-in ballots.”
It’s Trump’s second public reference to Paterson, having tweeted at the end of June that ‘absentee Ballots are fine. A person has to go through a process to get and use them. Mail-In Voting, on the other hand, will lead to the most corrupt Election is USA history. Bad things happen with Mail-Ins. Just look at Special Election in Patterson, N.J. 19% of Ballots a FRAUD!’
Star Reporter Now with Burlington County Government
Dave Levinsky (formerly from the Burlington County Times) is just getting started in a new job as the Public Information Officer for Burlington County’s government.
NJ Spotlight: Detailed Look At The Revamped Borrowing Bill
Up for a vote today, the borrowing proposal endorsed by Governor Murphy, Senate President Sweeney, and Speaker Coughlin has some changes:
From NJ Spotlight: ‘The revamped bill, according to a draft obtained by NJ Spotlight, makes a series of significant changes to the original borrowing legislation that cleared the Assembly last month but stalled in the Senate. Murphy has pressed for the borrowing bill, saying it’s needed to offset the economic losses triggered by the coronavirus pandemic.’
Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 7/14/2020