Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla has issued a statement reacting to a city woman being accused of vote-by-mail fraud, calling this a tool of “corrupt political campaigns.”
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“Voting by mail is a tool that is intended to aid voters, but instead has been rampantly abused by corrupt political campaigns,” Bhalla said.
“Today’s official statement by the United States Attorney’s office proves what we’ve known for years – candidates and campaigns will do anything, including bribing voters, to illegally influence elections here in Hoboken. Quite simply, buying votes is an unlawful act that undermines our democracy, and must end once and for all. I commend the United States Attorney’s office and all law enforcement agencies involved for their focus on this endemic problem.”
The mayor added that he hopes anyone involved “in this corrupt scheme” is “prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”
Earlier today, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced thatÂ Lizaida Camis, 55, of Hoboken, allegedly agreed to pay $50 to voters who agreed to submit a vote-by-mail ballot for the candidates she was supporting in 2013.
In November 2013, then-incumbent Mayor Dawn Zimmer defeated former Assemblyman Ruben Ramos and then-4th Ward Councilman Tim Occhipinti.
Authorities are yet to identify which campaign Camis was working for or where the checks were coming from.
We’re so grateful for Ravi who only has his PAC pals produce dirty fliers about “terrorism” to get him elected. Good job!
Hooray! You solved the flyer case when that inept lackey Ferrante failed! Hero Horse has proof too. Please share your proof and send that incompetent Ferrante packing!
Don’t blame the Police Chief. Have Ravi, Lindalou Shadowstan and his campaign testify and his PAC fiends, I mean friends under oath too.
This would end quickly.
I am the Hoboken Resistance.
The only thing I am resisting is having a humanoid body type.
We hear Lizaida Camis was a great “worker” for Pupie and Zimmer when Zimmer ran for council twice…
Many of those workers earned their pedigree working for Roberts, Ramos and Soares.
Ravi cashed their checks
Especially that big one from Dave two months ago
Mason did a great job chairing Soares’ campaign.
Move on — you move out long ago idiot
Actually she worked for Chris Campos in 2007 but for some odd reason Ruben Ramos paid her.
Sometimes it pays to do some research before sticking your little foot in your big mouth.