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  Reynolds-Jackson bill would keep police away from polling places
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Last Editedbnml  Sep 15, 2020 10:49am
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AuthorNikita Biryukov
News DateTuesday, September 15, 2020 04:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionAssemblywoman Verlina Reynolds-Jackson (D-Trenton) on Monday introduced a new bill would block a repeat of 1981’s infamous Ballot Security Task Force.

The measure would bar district election board from requesting law enforcement be stationed at polling places, prevent such officers from being assigned to enforce election laws or help carry ballot boxes and make law enforcement officials ineligible to sit on district boards of elections or as challengers.

“We are in unprecedented times in this nation,” Reynolds-Jackson said. “A voter’s right to cast their ballot in person may very well be jeopardized as made clear in the commentary by the President. Voter intimidation tactics and suppression has no place in New Jersey. We’ve seen the punitive effects of these anti-civil rights strategies in other states as well as in New Jersey in the past.”
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