Democrats’ newest election moves sees them elect a dead man

Democrats are constantly doing whatever they can to get the edge in elections. But this newest development is shocking.

And the Democrats’ newest election moves sees them elect a dead man.

In an unusual turn of events, a deceased Democrat has won his primary bid to retain his congressional seat in New Jersey after running uncontested.

Ronald Payne Jr., the long-serving congressman for New Jersey’s 10th district, passed away in April at the age of 65 from a heart attack.

Despite his death, Payne’s name remained on the ballot due to the filing deadline for the primary being in March, well before his untimely demise.

Payne, a respected member of the Congressional Black Caucus, held his seat since 2012, following in the footsteps of his father who served the district for 20 years until his own death while in office.

This tragic yet bizarre situation highlights a significant gap in the electoral process, where procedural timelines can result in posthumous victories.

A special election has been scheduled for July 16 to fill Payne’s seat. The Democratic field is already crowded with about a dozen candidates vying for the position.

New Jersey’s 10th district, encompassing Newark, Hudson, Union, and Essex counties, has been a Democratic stronghold since 1947. In contrast, the GOP candidate Carmen Bucco emerged victorious in the primary, ready to contest the special election.

Across the state of New Jersey, former President Donald Trump ran uncontested in the GOP presidential primary, solidifying his position as the Republican frontrunner.

On the Democratic side, incumbent President Joe Biden secured his party’s nomination, although a notable 41,461 ballots were cast for “uncommitted.”

This significant number reflects a growing dissent among Democrats, particularly those opposed to Biden’s support for Israel in its conflict with the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas.

These “uncommitted” votes highlight an internal struggle within the Democratic Party, driven by a faction that vehemently opposes Israel’s defensive actions against Hamas and other militant groups.

This development could signal potential challenges for Biden as he seeks re-election, especially from voters who feel disenfranchised by his foreign policy decisions.

In addition to the congressional race, the New Jersey primary saw Andy Kim winning the Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate seat.

Kim, who has served as the representative for New Jersey’s 3rd congressional district since 2019, is known for his moderate stance and focus on bipartisan solutions. His win sets the stage for a competitive Senate race.

Curtis Bashaw secured the Republican nomination for the Senate seat. Bashaw, a businessman with a background in real estate and hospitality, has positioned himself as a strong conservative voice, emphasizing economic growth, national security, and traditional values.

The upcoming Senate race will likely be a key battleground, reflecting broader national issues and voter sentiments.

The bizarre primary victory of a deceased congressman underscores the need for electoral reforms to address such anomalies.

It raises questions about the efficiency and responsiveness of the electoral process in adapting to unforeseen circumstances.

Meanwhile, the significant “uncommitted” vote in the Democratic presidential primary serves as a stark reminder of the internal divisions within the party.

Stay tuned to Prudent Politics.

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