Only anti-Trump hysteria allows for denial of Paterson’s mail-in-vote fraud

Only anti-Trump hysteria allows for denial of Paterson’s mail-in-vote fraud, by The New York Post Editorial Board.

Count it as one more way that anti-Trump hysteria skews news coverage: Story after story treats the fraud in this year’s Paterson, NJ, City Council election as somehow proving that nothing can go wrong with mass mail-in voting.

A judge this week ordered a re-vote on Nov. 3 for the 3rd Ward race, where “winner” Alex Mendez faces state fraud charges — as do 1st Ward Councilman Michael Jackson and two workers for 2nd Ward candidate Shahin Khalique’s campaign. (Khalique’s race ended in a tie and will also be re-voted in November.)

Weeks after the May election, state Attorney General Gurbir Grewal charged the four with fraud in casting mail-in votes, unauthorized possession of ballots, tampering with public records and falsifying or tampering with records, and hit Mendez with added charges including election fraud. (All four deny any wrongdoing.)

Most of it revolved around improper “vote harvesting” — where an intermediary turns in your ballot for you.

And the charges don’t even cover the other signs of trouble — the hundreds of Paterson ballots found scattered across other Jersey towns or the 800 ballots tossed by the Passaic County Board of Elections over various improprieties. (In some parts of the Garden State, a full quarter of ballots got disqualified.)

Imagine that on a national scale, with the outcome of the US Presidential election — between two sharply different future directions — at stake. Conflict ahoy.