Unlike many other Republicans across the country, New Jersey GOP State Chairman Bob Hugin is encouraging voters to use mail-in voting and early voting platforms ahead of next month’s general election after Republicans Nationals discredited mail-in ballots two years ago. from.
“The law is the law,” Hugin said. “We have to make sure we kick and do our best to make sure we get the best results.”
Hugin said the state’s Republican Party is investing in “hunting mail-in ballots better than ever.”
“Every voter, whether they can vote by mail or vote early, or vote on election day, all are equally confident that their vote is counted fairly and that only legal votes will be counted,” said Hughin. “We certainly had problems in New Jersey, but I don’t think we had anything that affected the outcome of the election. But they are fairer today than I think they have ever been in our history.
He said the elections “need more voter turnout, not less voter turnout.”
Still, Hugin said he feared voting could start too soon, with voters not having the benefit of being fully briefed before their ballots arrive.
“I think we need a balance,” Hugin said. “I think we need to make sure our elections are safe, fair, transparent and with integrity.”
Hugin says the New Jersey election is heading in that direction.
“Our elections are fair,” he said. “I believe in the results of our elections, but we should do a better job.
So far, 926,990 New Jersey voters have requested mail-in ballots; 91,186 were returned.