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Republican Congress Candidate Singh Says AG is Compromised

As Tens of Thousands of Votes Remain Uncounted, Transparency and Accuracy at Stake LINWOOD, NJ — Hirsh Singh, the conservative candidate seeking the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate is pitted in a tug-of-war with Governor Phil Murphy's Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal over the failed vote-by-mail election held on July 7th. "Tens of thousands of ballots remain uncounted, rejected or lost, disenfranchising tens of thousands of New Jersey voters," Singh said. "But Phil Murphy's Attorney General couldn't care less because he's more interested in representing the interests of Phil Murphy than the interests of the people." Singh, who recently filed... Read more →


Postmaster General Being Pressed by Democratic Congressmen and Women

WASHINGTON, DC – On Thursday, U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (D-NJ-01) joined Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, the Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, Rep. Peter King and a group of 83 Members of Congress in sending a letter to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy expressing deep concerns about operational changes at the U.S. Postal Service that could have negative impacts on service standards and cause significant delays in mail delivery. “It is vital that the U.S. Postal Service not reduce mail delivery times, which could harm rural communities, seniors, small businesses, and millions of Americans who rely on the mail... Read more →


Attention NJ Republicans: Voters Deserve All The Info

(August 7, 2020)--In New Jersey, voters will be able to cast their ballots beginning September 19th, however the first Presidential debate is not scheduled until 10 Gloucestercitynews.net files days after on September 29th. Debates are a critical component of any election, often offering the most raw insights into a candidate’s platform and ideas. Therefore, the NJGOP is joining in requesting the Commission on Presidential Debates consider adding an additional, earlier debate in New Jersey this September.NJGOP Chairman Doug Steinhardt offered the following statement: “This is an election surrounded with unprecedented circumstances. Throughout, the NJGOP has fought to ensure the process... Read more →


Stockton Student Facing Disciplinary Charges for Making Zoom Background a Trump Photo

He faces six charges, including harassment and cyberbullying, and may have to take a “social justice workshop” if found guilty by the public university ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., Aug. 7, 2020 — A student at Stockton University is facing disciplinary charges for a political Facebook post and making his Zoom background a photo of President Donald Trump during class, causing other students to feel “taunted.” Today, with the help of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Gloucestercitynews.net files Education, he’s fighting back. “Like its Atlantic City neighbor, Stockton is doubling down and gambling with students’ constitutional rights — a risky bet... Read more →


NY Attorney General lawsuit seeks to dissolve National Rifle Association

I knew Democrats had gone far left, but even I was shocked that the Attorney General of New York held a press conference today announcing she was trying to eliminate the NRA. The NRA has fought to project our 2nd Amendment rights, and it drives the liberal nuts. Our own liberal Attorney General, Josh Shapiro, follows the lead of the other far-left AGs across the country. Make no mistake he will bring this same insanity to Pennsylvania. That’s why we need your help. To be honest, the liberals are outraising us every day with millions from their Hollywood special interest... Read more →


Judicial Watch Files Lawsuit, Seeking Hunter Biden Travel Records

Seeks Dates and Locations of Hunter Biden’s International and Domestic Travel During the Period He Received Secret Service Protective Detail (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today announced it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for records relating to travel by Hunter Biden, son of former Vice President Joe Biden (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security (No. 1:20-cv-02094)). Specifically, Judicial Watch seeks records on the dates and locations of Hunter Biden’s international and domestic travel during the period he... Read more →


Gov. Wolf Says Pennsylvania Will Pickup the Postage Cost for Mail-In-Ballots

By Dave Lemery | The Center Square (The Center Square) – The administration of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf revealed Friday that it will pay to include a self-addressed, stamped envelope with every ballot it mails to voters this year in the interest of boosting voter participation during the coronavirus pandemic. Gloucester City News blog files Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar announced the move, saying that anyone who applies for a mail-in ballot online, in person or by mail will also have the cost of mailing the ballot back paid for. "Our goal is to make voting as accessible, safe, and... Read more →


Remote Learning Gets Mixed Marks in State Survey of New Jersey Families

This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. JOHN MOONEY | AUGUST 4, 2020 Parents split on online instruction as prospects for fall opening shaky New Jersey’s seismic shift last spring to remote instruction due to the COVID-19 pandemic appears to have received mixed grades from the families who lived it. The state last week finally released a much-discussed survey of nearly 300,000 families conducted in early June about the state’s first lockdown and closing of schools. The... Read more →


New Law Would Force NJ Employers to Pay Workmans Comp if Employee Gets Wuhan Virus

By Kim Jarrett | The Center Square (The Center Square) – The New Jersey Assembly Appropriations Committee on Monday voted to release a bill that would require employers of essential employees to pay workman’s compensation costs if an employee contracts COVID-19 on the job. The vote was the first hurdle in the Assembly for the bill, which passed the Senate in May. The bill would be retroactive to March 9, the day Gov. Phil Murphy declared a state of emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Several organizations spoke against the bill, saying it would put another burden on businesses that... Read more →


New Law Introduced Requires Public to Wear Mask in Stores; Violators Face Fines and Jail

TRENTON, NJ (July 31, 2020)--With ongoing debates over wearing masks leading to many Americans refusing to wear one in public during the ongoing pandemic, Assembly Democrats Ralph Caputo and Valerie Vainieri Huttle have introduced a bill making it illegal for customers to enter stores without a mask in an effort to increase mask usage Gloucestercitynews.net files in New Jersey. Mounting evidence from previous and continued research shows the efficacy of wearing a mask in preventing the spread of COVID-19. The Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has even recently been cited as saying he believes the... Read more →


No Surprise Here: Thousands of New York’s primary ballots not counted because of technicalities

Gloucestercitynews.net files By Sarah Downey | The Center Square (The Center Square) – Although New York’s primary election took place more than a month ago, problems in the system have caused confusion as the counting finally appeared to wrap up this week, CBS2 reported. Congressional candidate Suraj Patel, who had been waiting weeks to find out the results of his race against U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney, said thousands of ballots were not counted. “We know that nearly 25 percent of people who actually went through the trouble of requesting a ballot, getting it, voting and dropping it in the mail... Read more →


NJ Urges Congress to Remove all Confederate Statues in U.S. House of Representatives

(TRENTON) – There are currently 11 statues of people who served in the Confederacy on display in the U.S. Capitol Building, with some located just steps from the U.S. House of Gloucestercitynews.net files Representatives chamber. The full Assembly on Thursday voted 55-1-17 to approve a measure (AR-178) to urge Congress to pass legislation to remove all Confederate statues in the U.S. Capitol Building. The measure’s sponsors, Assembly Democrats Bill Moen (D-Camden, Gloucester), Angela McKnight (D-Hudson) and Anthony Verrelli (D-Mercer, Hunterdon) released the following joint statement: “The monuments we keep within the United States Capitol are meant to reflect the ideals... Read more →


Good-Bye Freeholder Hello County Commissioner

Measure Sponsored in-part by Assembly Democrats Andrew Zwicker and Verlina Reynolds-Jackson TRENTON, NJ (July 31, 2020)--New Jersey remains the only state in the country to still use the colonial-era public office title of ‘freeholder’. Dating back to before the American Revolution, the title was used at a time when only white male owners of debt-free land Gloucestercitynews.net files could hold office. Today, it is a term often derided because of its inability to capture the actual duties of elected county officials. To remove the outdated and confusing label, the full Assembly voted 61-12-4 on Thursday sending legislation (A-3594) to change... Read more →


Washington D.C. Police Arrest Students for Life of America Members

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AUGUST 1, 2020)--Students for Life of America and the Frederick Douglass Foundation had planned to write the words “BLACK PREBORN LIVES MATTER” on the sidewalk outside an abortion clinic in Washington, D.C. Saturday morning, according to a Students for Life press release. However, despite obtaining a permit for their event the D.C. police arrested two members this morning for writing their slogan on the sidewalk with chalk. The Students for Life of American issued the following press release; Just weeks ago D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser painted the streets of Washington, D.C. with a powerful slogan, “BLACK LIVES MATTER,”... Read more →


Hirsh Singh Demands a Recount, Tens of Thousands of Ballots Remain Unaccounted

LINWOOD, NJ — With over 40,000 ballots not yet reported and over 27,000 ballots known to have been thrown away and not counted, Republican U.S. Gloucester City News blog files Senate candidate Hirsh Singh has filed for recounts in all 21 New Jersey counties. Singh has announced he is seeking a recount in the still-uncertified U.S. Senate race more than three weeks after the Primary Election took place. “The people pay taxes to have fair and open elections. They deserve to have their votes counted. Their voices will not be silenced,” Singh said. "This election is replete with disparities, discrepancies,... Read more →


What's Next as Plans Are Made to Open Classrooms in New Jersey Schools

JOHN MOONEY | JULY 31, 2020 Lawmakers, unions, and activists are weighing in as schools work out details The back-and-forth continued this week over what New Jersey schools will look like in a month, with districts up against an August deadline to devise their reopening plans and others not shy about weighing in on what those plans should look like. The Legislature is among the first to step up the pressure, and several Assembly members filed a bill this week that would push back in-school instruction for most students until at least Oct. 31. “I have been hearing for some... Read more →


A Message from Congressman Norcross

Congressman Norcross' email remembering John Lewis... Dear Friend, This week we laid to rest Civil Rights hero Congressman John Lewis, the proud longtime representative of Georgia’s 5th Congressional District. My heart is heavy as the world mourns an icon, who was my friend and colleague. John spoke softly but powerfully, he walked slowly but purposefully and he acted kindly but fought tirelessly for justice. He devoted his life to making the world a better place, and he succeeded, inspiring millions to follow his lead along the way. It was my honor to serve with him in Congress and walk alongside... Read more →


New Records for Women Candidates as 2020 Election Filings Close

The women of the Democratic Party set a new record for filed U.S. House candidates as the final filing deadlines for candidacies closed for the 2020 elections, according to data compiled by the Center for American Women and Politics, a unit of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University. In the 2020 election, 357 Democratic women have filed for House contests, narrowly surpassing the record of 356 set during the 2018 election, when a tide of newly-elected Democratic women representatives helped to flip control of the House. See full information, including data visualizations, at CAWP's Election Watch 2020 Candidates... Read more →


ProPublica: Voting By Mail Would Reduce COVID-19 Transmission But There Are Other Risks

This article was originally published by ProPublica by Jessica Huseman Election worker Ruth Ard opens vote-by-mail ballots for the presidential primary on March 10 in Renton, Washington. (Jason Redmond/AFP/Getty) Because of a rise in its Latino population, Gwinnett County in suburban Atlanta had to mail out absentee ballots with information in both English and Spanish in 2018. The result was chaos. The county accommodated the increased text by printing it in 6.5-point font, making each letter smaller than a sesame seed. Many voters were confused by the instructions — in particular, that they had to sign the back of the... Read more →


NJ Democrat Legislators Introduce Bill To Delay in-Person School to Halloween

By Kim Jarrett | The Center Square (The Center Square) – Three New Jersey Assembly Democrats say schools should open up remotely for the 2020-21 school year, but Gov. Phil Murphy says that option may not be possible for all children. Assembly members Mila Jasey, D-Essex/Morris, Pamela Lampitt, D-Camden/Burlington Gloucestercitynews.net files and Joann Downey, D-Monmouth drafted a bill that would delay in-person learning until at least Oct. 31. After that date, officials would consider reopening on a month-to-month basis. School districts would also be able to choose to delay opening virtually for two weeks to allow educators a chance to... Read more →


Preparing for the Vice Presidential Announcement with CAWP

At the March 15th Democratic presidential debate, former Vice President Joe Biden pledged to select a woman as his running mate, should he win his party's presidential nomination. With his selection imminent, prepare for the announcement with experts and resources from the Center for American Women and Politics, a unit of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University. Expert Availability CAWP experts and scholars are frequently called upon by national, local, and international media to provide analysis and data insights about American politics. Debbie Walsh, Director. Walsh has worked at the Center since 1981, through the elections of 1984... Read more →


Democrat Wolf Tells GOP House to Censure Member

By Christen Smith | The Center Square (The Center Square) – Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf told House Republican leaders on Thursday they should censure a member of their party who released a statement Gloucestercitynews.net files appearing to mock a cabinet official. “Abhorrent, disrespectful, dangerous,” Wolf said. “There are no words that adequately describe my disdain for the antics Rep. [Russ] Diamond displayed in his latest missive.” Diamond, R-Lebanon, drew the governor’s scorn after publicizing a statement Wednesday that equated the public shame residents experience for not wearing masks during the pandemic to the decades of discrimination faced by the LGTBQ... Read more →


Norcross Votes to Pass $50 Billion Child Care Stabilization Fund, $900M for NJ

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) today voted to pass H.R. 7027, the Child Care is Essential Act, and H.R. 7327, the Child Care for Economic Recovery Act, to create a $50 billion Child Care Stabilization fund and invest in child care so that providers across New Jersey have the resources they need to safely reopen. Without adequate investments in the child care industry, families across the country will be unable to return to work. New Jersey could lose 147,889 licensed child care slots, approximately 54% of the child care supply, if the federal government does not provide... Read more →


Recent Cases Prove There is Voter Fraud in US

From Frank Sinatra's hometown in Hoboken, N.J., to LA's Skid Row, dozens of mail-in, absentee and ballot box fraud cases have emerged. Gloucestercitynews.net files By John Solomon Yes America, there is voter fraud. These recent cases prove it. Source: Just The News Philly Fraud Case Expands The U.S. Justice Department this past week charged former Democratic congressman Michael Myers with stuffing ballot boxes, bribing an elected official, falsifying records, obstructing justice and voting multiple times in federal elections in Philadelphia. Myers was the second official charged in the scheme. Domenick DeMuro, a Democratic ward chairman in that city, admitted in... Read more →


New Bill Would Allow NJ Governments to Borrow More Money

This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. ++++++ New Jersey’s local governments could borrow money to help offset revenue losses during the coronavirus pandemic under a bill that’s progressing despite concerns among some Gloucestercitynews.net files lawmakers about oversight and the potential for abuse. The Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee passed the local-borrowing measure Tuesday, putting it on course to win final approval from the Democratic-controlled Legislature on Thursday. The bill’s advancement comes just weeks after lawmakers approved... Read more →