Fourth Ward Fraud
Head of Zimmer PAC moves out of 4th ward but votes there anyway!
When Andrew “Drew” Moss showed up at the polling place for the 4th ward, 2nd district, a challenger for Councilman Tim Occhipinti was ready for him. Despite proof that Moss moved from 506 Observer Highway in the fourth ward up to 2 14th Street in the second ward he was allowed to vote by the allies of Mayor Dawn Zimmer who were assigned to the polling place by Democratic Chairman Ravi Bhalla.
Moss has been the Treasurer of Zimmer’s Council and Mayoral campaign efforts, and has recently drawn fire as the Chairman of the new Move Hoboken Ahead PAC that is accused of illegally coordinating with candidates in violation of New Jersey State Law. The Occhipinti campaign was made aware Moss and his wife had moved out of the Fourth Ward via official federal notification by the US Postal Service. When Moss arrived to vote in the ward he moved out of he was challenged by an Occhipinti campaign volunteer. Despite showing the proof of Moss’s move out of the ward to official poll worker Gary Holtzman, Moss was allowed to vote on the machines anyway!
Moss is just the tip of the iceberg
Moss is just one of dozens of potentially ineligible voters allowed to vote for Zimmer’s council candidates by campaign operatives placed at the poll desks by Bhalla. Several other challenges on grounds the voters no longer lived at the addresses they had claimed were rejected by Holtzman and fellow poll worker Lynda Walker, who is a longtime friend and political ally of Former Councilman Michael Lenz. Despite grounds for at least forcing the disputed voter to fill out a provisional paper ballot that includes a sworn statement and a Judge’s ruling before the vote is counted, Holtzman has overruled the challengers – and their proof – and allowed voters who no longer live in the ward to vote secretly on the machines. This makes disqualifying their vote extremely difficult, if not impossible.
Holtzman is the husband of Zimmer’s Zoning Officer
Both Holtzmans can be seen in many photos on the campaign websites and Facebook pages celebrating the campaigns of Zimmer’s council candidates.
There is a clear conflict of interest in allowing Holtzman to have a role in deciding which vote gets to vote and which doesn’t.
Many other examples reported at the polls today
Drew Moss is not the only ex-4th ward vote voting today in their old ward. His wife Lianna was also allowed to vote, along with many others whose residency is in question based on the judgement of the USPS.
Zimmer calls it Change That’s Working. Others see it as the “Same Old Cheating,” and is happening all over Hoboken today.