|Courtesy of the Boys of Summer and your friendly neighborhood Horsey?|
Back in 2010, Hobokenhorse.com broke the big story elevating the issue of Hoboken voter fraud across the state. In subsequent years, more exclusive stories and revelatory analysis followed but the practice although feinting and weaving did not die but morphed before completing a full 360-degree circle.
As the Jersey Journal published yesterday on NJ.com, the mechanism typically pays $50 for votes:
The FBI under the US Department of Justice in NJ has finally put a big dent in the arrogance of those surrounding Hoboken voter fraud. The Boys of Summer have spoken and accepted plea convictions.
The million dollar question is who Matt Calicchio, a long time political operative who worked on the payroll of former Councilwoman Beth Mason during the elections in question incriminate?
As exclusively written here in January, Councilman Michael Russo is at the 2015 Hoboken election epicenter. With the crumbs dropped yesterday, the Feds are holding back some cards before the trial of Frank "Pupie" Raia and Dio Braxton scheduled for next month.
Will they pile on springing more suspected informants at trial?
Already, people are jumping up and down wanting to be first and dead wrong on who the 2015 council candidate lying in trepidation is. The Ravi Bhalla insiders breathlessly wish Councilman Ruben Ramos is "Council candidate 1" while they hope their Ravi Bhalla ally, Councilman Michael Russo skates.
They are flat out wrong.
First, Frank "Pupie" Raia already had a horse he backed in the 2015 council race, same as the 2011 and 2010 races.
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