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NJ Election Confusion...

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Now that Democratic Sen. Robert Torricelli has bowed out of the New Jersey Senate race, should a fellow Democrat be allowed to take his place on the ballot?

With about a month to go before Election Day, controversy is swirling over former Senator Frank Lautenberg's right to challenge for a Senate spot from New Jersey. Just days ago, Lautenberg was tapped by the Democrats to replace Sen. Robert Torricelli, who ended his re-election bid over allegations of unethical conduct. He bowed out after a recent court decision gave credibility to claims that he accepted improper gifts from a campaign donor.

Republicans are challenging Lautenberg's candidacy, claiming that the switch was made after the Sept.16 deadline set by state election law. Although the New Jersey Supreme Court upheld the switch, the GOP has petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the decision. So far, the Supreme Court has not decided whether to step in.

Should the Democrats be allowed to replace Robert Torricelli on the New Jersey ballot?

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Originally posted by dgmodel

Should the Democrats be allowed to replace Robert Torricelli on the New Jersey ballot?

Yes, because:

1) the New Jersey State court ruled it to be ok, and this is NOT a matter for the Federal supreme court to handle

2) Lautenberg is a respectable former Senator with good credentials

3) The republicans are just tryng to be nit-pickey, and the courts should see through that. They are afraid to lose b/c they KNOW Lautenberg is a great candidate, and they are always about holding on to power, not listening to the public ;)

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Originally posted by gmccookny

Yes, because:

1) the New Jersey State court ruled it to be ok, and this is NOT a matter for the Federal supreme court to handle

2) Lautenberg is a respectable former Senator with good credentials

3) The republicans are just tryng to be nit-pickey, and the courts should see through that. They are afraid to lose b/c they KNOW Lautenberg is a great candidate, and they are always about holding on to power, not listening to the public ;)

I dont think so, didn't Lautenberg quit the senate last time around? I also heard that there was a law that prevented a last minute switch.

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