[BUMPED; UPDATE AT BOTTOM: NJ DEMS CONFESS !]
As we expected, the Corzine campaign are pulling every dirty trick out of the Democrat playbook to get their boss re-elected (since he's long since realized there is zero case for it based on the merits).
We surmised a few days back that independent candidate Chris Daggett's mere existence in the campaign at this point was being paid for by Corzine, if not in cash, than in a job-to-be-named-later, something that Dagget himself did not deny. Well, here's some proof of that rotten pudding:
...in the final days of the campaign, it appears state Democrats are paying for robo calls supporting Independent Chris Daggett. First reported here, the robo calls attack Christie (but not Corzine) and promote Daggett. At the end of the call, it is mentioned that the calls are paid for by a “project of the NJSDC.” No idea what that acronym stands for, but New Jersey State Democratic Committee, isn’t too big of a stretch.
More interesting is the fact that the return number on the calls is the same number that was used to promote Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley’s election in closing days of the 2006 race.
Not a bad idea by Corzine - finance a second opponent to split the 60% of New Jersey resident who are steadfastly against him. Not sure if it's quite legal, but in dirty Jersey, apparently anything goes...
And with the Obama campaign now running the Corzine campaign, the fact that ACORN is trolling the inner cities to commit voter fraud is no surprise either:
More telling that the fix is in, however, is the sudden appearance of ACORN on the scene...
GOP officials recently received a phone tip from a hospital in Newark, reporting that people in ACORN t-shirts were in the facility signing up and collecting absentee ballots. New Jersey law allows anyone to take up to 10 absentee ballots at a time. The tipster reported seeing individuals in the ACORN shirts entering the hospital with blank absentee ballots and leaving with completed ballots.
There are reports out of Camden, New Jersey that voters are discovering that absentee ballots have already been submitted under their name. They did not authorize these ballots. Early reports suggested that the number of absentee ballots ‘requested’ in Camden city is higher than in any previous election. This will no doubt spark confusion on election day.
This is your Democratic party, America. Using the good names of the weak and the poor to commit voter fraud to keep themselves in office despite what appears to be overwhelming sentiment that it is time for Corzine to go.
Democracy is only a tool for the Democrats to obtain power. Once in, they will use any means necessary to keep it. Thuggery, crime, fraud, down to the exploitation of the poorest members of society.
Will Crooked Jon get away with it? We'll see tomorrow...
UPDATE 552P: The Democrats confess. Ugly:
The Democratic State Committee now admits paying for a robocall to Somerset County voters that slams Republican Chris Christie and promotes independent gubernatorial candidate Christopher Daggett.
A Democratic spokeswoman says the party’s chairman, Joe Cryan, was not aware of the robocalls when he denied that the state committee had anything to do with them yesterday afternoon.
Cryan, who told PolitickerNJ.com yesterday afternoon that the Democratic State Committee had “absolutely” nothing to do with the call, could not immediately be reached for comment.