CUSTIS REQUESTS FEDERAL MONITORS FROM U.S. ATTORNEY FOR CAMDEN PRIMARY
Says Camden Has History of Electioneering, Ongoing Conflicts
(CAMDEN, NJ) – Mayoral candidate Elton Custis today sent a letter to acting U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey Rachel A. Honig, calling on her to install election monitors in Camden County for the June 8th Primary Election.
“There’s a history of ballot fraud in Camden,” said Elton Custis, a school advisory board member, in his letter. “All you have to do is look at last year’s New York Post piece and it tells part of the story.”
Custis, who is running in Column 5 due to the gerrymandered ballot, is referring to the August 29, 2020 New York Post article by Jon Levine. In the piece, an unnamed political operative discloses that he committed voter fraud with mail-in ballots in various New Jersey municipalities, including Camden.
“The stakes in this election have never been higher, and our community deserves a free and fair election,” said Custis. “My ask: place monitors in the county clerk’s office, board of elections, and polling places on the day of and every day after until the election is certified.”
Former Assemblyman Angel Fuentes, who is running for City Council re-election under the Column 1 party line, is the current deputy county clerk in Camden County.
“Councilman Fuentes should be precluded from serving in his capacity as deputy clerk during this election cycle,” said Custis. “It’s a clear conflict of interest and reinforces the need for monitors.”
Custis cited the historical precedence of then U.S. Attorney Chris Christie sending federal prosecutors into Newark to monitor the 2002 mayoral primary between Cory Booker and Sharpe James.
Custis and his team, Carmen Lozada-Cooper, Hector Rojas, and Carla Benson for council, are running on a Residents First agenda.
Attached is a copy of the letter to the U.S Attorney.Custis Requests Federal Monitors