Saturday, October 16, 2010

Citizen effort via Operation Bounty comes under attack by Occhipinti Campaign

The Hudson Reporter posted a story on the back and forth calls for oversight by the NJ State Attorney General's office referencing the two press releases issued by the respective campaigns in the fourth ward special election November 2nd.

As part of the releases the Reporter notes the following complaint coming from the Occhipinti for Council campaign:

“We are concerned about the Michael Lenz campaign targeting first-time voters and anyone they have identified as opponents,” Occhipinti said in a letter to Dow. “The Lenz campaign and a number of blog surrogates are targeting residents by paying ‘bounties’ for names of those who vote by mail, and using intimidation tactics intended to suppress new voters and those in minority communities.”

The news story added:

Two local blogs have launched “a plan to take absentee ballot fraud head on with a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of any individual disenfranchising the vote using absentee ballots in the Hoboken special election,” according to a release.

Stay tuned for some additional news shortly on Operation Bounty. Citizens supporting the initiative are invited to make a pledge emailing smartyjones@me.com.

For the complete story on the Hudson Reporter:
http://hudsonreporter.com/view/full_stories_home/9932363/article--Candidates-invite-Attorney-General