NBC New York (and other outlets) report that Paterson City Council President Alex Mendez and his wife stole mail-in ballots to rig 2020 election.
That’s a major report!
I’m sure the MSM will try to bury that story, but not here.
It’s actually a story that started a few years ago, but these are fresh new charges and more serious than the prior ones.
Take a look:
NEW JERSEY: 🚨 Paterson city council president Alex Mendez and his wife stole mail-in ballots to rig 2020 election. -NBC New York
Paterson Council Speaker Alex Mendez allegedly stole mail-in ballots along with his wife and two campaign supporters to rig the 2020 election — new… pic.twitter.com/F3mgiAwcZD
— Our Country Our Choice (@OCOCReport) October 31, 2023
NJ election fraud: New charges brought against two Democrats over mail-in ballots, registrations
The mail-in ballot election fraud case against Paterson City Council President Alex Mendez has been ongoing for more than three years.
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— Real America's Voice (RAV) (@RealAmVoice) October 30, 2023
John Solomon’s JustTheNews has more details:
Two Democrats in New Jersey are facing new state election fraud charges from 2020 and 2021 related to mail-in ballots and voter registrations.
State Attorney General Matthew Platkin’s office announced the prosecutions last week involving races that occurred in two different cities.
One case has been ongoing for more than three years.
According to the attorney general’s office, Paterson City Council President Alex Mendez (D) is facing additional charges in a 2020 election fraud case, after having previously been charged in June 2020 and February 2021.
On Wednesday, Platkin announced that new charges have been brought against Mendez and his associates regarding mail-in ballot election fraud, which occurred during the 2020 election that was mostly conducted by mail.
Before the May 2020 election, in which Mendez was running for city council, he allegedly collected many mail-in ballots from households over several days in violation of state law, according to the attorney general’s office. While New Jersey law allows a “bearer” to return a completed ballot for a voter, candidates in elections are not allowed to collect and return ballots for the voters in the district of the race they are running in.
According to Platkin’s office, Mendez’s campaign allegedly collected ballots that were not sealed by voters and examined them at the campaign headquarters to see if they were cast for Mendez. Ballots that were not cast for Mendez were allegedly destroyed and replaced with a ballot for him. The replacement ballots were allegedly stolen from voters’ mailboxes.
One of Mendez’s associates allegedly took ballots from mailboxes in areas that were known to have many supporters of Mendez’s opponent, the attorney general’s office said. Also, if voters turned over ballots that were incomplete, Mendez’s campaign workers would allegedly complete them.
About a week before the May 2020 election, Mendez allegedly observed someone empty a large bag filled with ballots into a mailbox in the neighboring municipality of Haledon, according to Platkin’s office. Approximately a week later, Mendez’s campaign attorney sent a letter to the Passaic County Board of Elections to urge them to count the ballots from Haledon, despite allegedly knowing that they had been illegally obtained and submitted to the county.
Also, following the February 2021 indictment of Mendez, he and others allegedly agreed to try contacting witnesses who were against him and provide them with new statements to help him.
BREAKING: The New Jersey Attorney General has charged a Democrat City Council President in Paterson and his wife for stealing mail-in ballots to rig the 2020 election
Alex Mendez and his wife were previously charged in 2021 but the new charges are a lot more serious. The charges…
— DailyNoah.com (@DailyNoahNews) October 31, 2023
Here’s a short summary from NBC New York of the key details:
And more explanation from NBC New York:
The city council president of New Jersey’s third-largest city personally directed an election fraud scheme to help win his seat, according to the state attorney general.
Paterson Council Speaker Alex Mendez allegedly stole mail-in ballots along with his wife and two campaign supporters to rig the 2020 election — new allegations that are far broader and more serious than when Mendez was first charged with election fraud in 2021.
The criminal conspiracy was done to get himself elected in 2020, according to the state attorney general, who said that Mendez, his wife and two campaign supporters stole mail-in ballots from residents’ mailboxes, filled some out, and then tried to mail in fakes in an effort to win.
Potential Voter Fraud in Paterson, NJ on Eve of Election
Mendez and others tried “to rig an election in their favor and to deprive the voters of Paterson of having their voices heard,” Attorney General Matthew Platkin said.
Investigators said that in all, hundreds of ballots were stolen, falsified or improperly delivered during the pandemic, when mail-in ballots was how votes were cast.
The charges include conspiracy to commit election fraud, forgery, falsifying records and witness tampering.
“In a case like this, with allegations as strong as they are, it certainly can undermine the public trust,” said former federal prosecutor David Miller, who added that some of the counts can carry up to 5 to 10 years in state prison.
NBC New York first reported in 2020 on how hundreds of Paterson ballots were discovered stuffed in a mailbox in the nearby town of Haledon.
Paterson election fraud case delayed again
A voter fraud criminal case out of Paterson already delayed for more than three years has been put off once again by a state judge.
It appears one insider in the alleged scheme flipped on Mendez. According to the complaint, the insider alleged Mendez was there as “over 300 mail-in ballots” were placed “into the Haledon postal box.”
But there was no fraud in the 2020 election, right?
DISCLAIMER: As always, all defendants are innocent until proven guilty or until guilt is admitted.