Giblin Sees Hybrid July 7th Primary Elections
“I think he should do a hybrid election,” veteran Assemblyman Tom Giblin (D-34) of Montclair, a labor leader and former Democratic State Party chairman, told InsiderNJ when asked about what kind of process Governor Phil Murphy should apply to Primary Election Day.
The May 12th elections were all vote-by-mail (VBM).
“There were discrepancies in Irvington,” said Giblin (also in Paterson, Belleville and elsewhere). Based on what he observed of yesterday’s – often unresolved – results, the governor would be wise to open some polling sites, the assemblyman said. “The governor ought to give voters the option of going to the polls, and also allow voting by mail.” Reconfigure polling sites, maintain social distancing and step up best practices at the polls, Giblin suggested.