Cumberland and Van Drew

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.

The night before his impeachment acquital in the senate, Trump delivered a speech that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi would rip in half immediately after his delivery.

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.

and the Republican Party

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.

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and Senate President Steve Sweeney

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.’


Washington Post: Murphy’s June Approval Rating was at 66%

In a Washington Post report of findings from a 50-state survey of governors’ approval ratings in light of Covid, Governor Phil Murphy had a 66% approval in late June (located on page 14 of the PDF).


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