ACCOUNTING FOR CHRIS CHRISTIE’S FAILURES



By the Numbers …


 
(Trenton) – With a mere two weeks before the ballots of New Jersey voters are tallied, the New Jersey Democratic State Committee is releasing the accounting of Chris Christie’s effort to avoid responsibility for his failed policies and misguided priorities.


Number of the four recently-held legislative hearings into the botched effort to rebuild homes and restore livelihoods devastated by Superstorm Sandy that key Christie administration officials have attended:

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Number of families that have received a penny of the $600 million from federal funding for the state’s Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, Elevation and Mitigation program, which is responsible for distributing money from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development through grants of up to $150,000:

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Number of comments about the U.S. Supreme Court decision to strike down key portions of the Voting Rights Act that provided strict federal oversight of elections in states with a history of bigotry:

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Number of explanations offered by Governor Christie about the wasteful and confusing $24 million October 16th special election since a record low 24 percent of eligible voters -- more than 1 million fewer voters* than cast ballots in the 2009 general election-- exercised their franchise last Wednesday:

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Number of pieces of evidence released that would prove that traffic-snarling lane closures on the George Washington Bridge were not a potentially illegal act of retribution directed toward Bergen County officials that refused to endorse Christie's re-election:

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Number of press conferences Governor Christie has held since September 18, 2013:

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Number of press questions Chris Christie has fielded since the New Jersey Supreme Court rejected his administration’s attempts to prevent loving, same-sex couples from receiving equal protection under the law:

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So, when you add it all up, as a public official, Chris Christie is just a zero. Isn’t it time to hold him to account for some of the many ways that his administration has let down New Jersey families?

 

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*Twenty-four percent of the estimated 5.4 million New Jersey voters amounts to roughly 1.3 million votes, whereas more than 2.4 million New Jersey voters cast ballots in the last race for governor in 2009.

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