(Trenton) -- John Currie, Chairman of the New Jersey Democratic State Committee, reacted to news reports that Morris County poll workers intimidated voters, and even assigned specific voting machines on the basis of party affiliation — an egregious and illogical affront to voter privacy.
At the Convent Station polling location in Morris Township, a poll worker reportedly stood in front of the "Democratic" machine but not the so-called "Republican" one. Evidence also suggests that, in a closed door meeting, election officials altered results in a contest that was expected to be — and is in fact — exceedingly close.
“We need openness and transparency in elections, not shady maneuvers, and I am deeply concerned about these reports,” said Chairman of the New Jersey Democratic State Committee John Currie. "The outcome of elections should be decided by voters, not Republican clerks. I am hopeful that the Democratic candidates will ultimately prevail, as many did around the state last night, but we now have reason to question the impartiality of the officials administering the recount."
Currie added, “The context of these reports raises even larger concerns because Republicans have been driving down turnout and intimidating voters for decades. Their practices must be stopped, investigated and rejected."
Attorneys for the New Jersey Democratic State Committee are monitoring the situation and are planning to demand an investigation into these incidents.