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Jersey City's newly-elected mayor in was Mark Fagan. He is notable as the third in the very brief list of Republicans who have held that office during the city's history.


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Trump who says the ex-president is still the president. Whoever wins, the GOP will have their work cut out in a state where Democrats have a huge advantage in registered voters. In Phil Murphy, the Democrats also have a relatively popular incumbent who won generally high marks for handling the coronavirus crisis despite the stream of nursing home deaths and initial confusion over vaccine distribution. Murphy, a former Goldman Sachs executive, faces no real primary opposition and has been free to blanket the airwaves with feel-good commercials touting his vigilance on the virus. New Jersey and Virginia are the only two states holding gubernatorial elections this year.

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This coverage comes from a collaboration between NJ Spotlight News and Votebeata nonpartisan reporting project covering local election integrity and voting access.

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They'll be asking lawmakers and others to a " fair ballot resolution " to help protect New Jersey primaries against insider interest. To stories in this series, please go to our site. Three decades of party-line power A study published earlier this year in the Rutgers University Law Review found that the party-line system has dominated New Jersey politics for at least three decades, driven by powerful local bosses who foster bad ballot de and voter confusion to promote narrow interests of the party.

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Kate Delaney, a teacher from Collingswood who in led an insurgent group of candidates to win election to the Camden County Democratic Committee, says the party line remains a stubborn barrier to good government. Be transparent. Make sure your replies stay on topic. Find out what's happening in Across New Jersey with free, real-time updates from Patch. In this year's primary election, voter confusion caused by these ballots resulted in Senate candidate.

New Jersey's pay-to-play culture, she said, revolves around the power of unelected political leaders to choose candidates who will vote to favor powerful donors and direct lucrative public contracts to other insiders.

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McKoy's organization is one of about a dozen progressive groups that have banded together to attempt to reform New Jersey's party-driven electoral system, which invests power in a handful of local kingmakers who have huge influence over fundraising, award of public contracts and official endorsement of primary candidates.

And the taxpayers end up going into debt for goods and services that could probably be purchased cheaper — political machines are expensive. This is a space for friendly local discussions.

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A study published earlier this year in the Rutgers University Law Review found that the party-line system has dominated New Jersey politics for at least three decades, driven by powerful local bosses who foster bad ballot de and voter confusion to promote narrow interests of the party. Later this week, Delaney plans to officially announce her candidacy for mayor of Collingswood, a race in which she will have to challenge longtime incumbent Mayor James Maley in the party primary.

In coming months, ahead of next year's gubernatorial election, the reformers plan to press for a common-sense ballot de that lists candidates according to the office they are running for — not by the organization that endorsed them.

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Use your real name, and back up your claims. No racist, discriminatory, vulgar or threatening language will be tolerated. The study's author, Brett Pugach, a leading election lawyer who in served as New Jersey general counsel to Sen. Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign, wrote that part of the problem stems from state laws that allow county committees to amass large sums of money.

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Reply to this article Reply. The result is that favored candidates win prominent positions that stand out to the voters, while other candidates are condemned to "ballot Siberia" — a remote column along with other unfavored candidates.

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Voter confusion caused by poorly deed ballots, they say, routinely in disenfranchisement. Studies cited by the group show that the system helps give incumbents a powerful lock on office: No state legislator seeking reelection has been defeated in a primary since No congressional incumbent from New Jersey has lost a primary in the past half-century, even as primary challengers unseated dozens of incumbents in other states during the same time.

Review the Patch Community Guidelines. It's called the "party line.

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Let's go! Political machines are pricey "It's not about Republican or Democrat at all, it's about money," Delaney said. Thank Reply 3 Share.

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December 10, More than a month after the election, controversy about fair voting practices still dominates the political conversation, as President Donald Trump and his allies continue their baseless quest to find what he claims are rigged ballots. Getting elected, Pugach wrote, becomes a matter of staying close to the county chairman and his pot of money. Replies 3 Show 2 replies.

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The group, under the leadership of the nonprofit Good Government Coalition of New Jersey, has marshalled an array of evidence showing how the party line damages democracy. More than a month after the election, controversy about fair voting practices still dominates the political conversation, as President Donald Trump and his allies continue their baseless quest to find what he claims are rigged ballots. They point out that New Jersey is the only state in the nation that allows political parties to organize and de primary ballots.

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Ironically, every year in New Jersey, voters in the state's primary elections find themselves confronted with confusing, poorly deed ballots that while not technically rigged are often slanted to the benefit of political insiders and local party bosses.