The NJ Supreme Court Declines To Hear Special Election Challenge

The Special Senate Primaries will go forward on August 13 and New Jersey will elect a new U.S. Senator in a Special Election on October 16.

The New Jersey Supreme Court effectively upheld the Appellate Division’s ruling that Governor Christie acted legally in calling for the Special Election yesterday when they declined to hear an appeal of the lower Court’s ruling.

The Special Election had been challenged by Marie Corfield, Joe Grillo and  Joseph Danielson.   Somerset County Democratic Chairwoman Peg Schaffer was their attorney.

Corfield is a Democratic Assembly candidate from the 16th district (Hunterdon, Middlesex, Mercer and Somerset counties).  She lost a special Assembly election to Republican Donna Simon last November. Corfield first came into the public eye when the YouTube video of her exchange with Christie at a 2010 Town Hall meeting went viral.

Grillo is the Executive Director of the Monmouth County Democratic Organization.  Danielson is the Chairman of the Franklin Township (Somerset County) Democratic Committee.

The Appellate Division’s ruling can be found here.

Posted: June 21st, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: 2013 Election, NJ Supreme Court, Primary Election, Senate Special Election | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

One Comment on “The NJ Supreme Court Declines To Hear Special Election Challenge”

  1. Enough with the additional billable hours said at 4:44 pm on June 21st, 2013:

    It’s done, move forward, and let the gov. put it in the budget to have the state reimburse the counties for the additional costs.. In the words of the dictator in chief: “elections have consequences”, you get to make the rules.. Go, Steverino!