Election Watchdog Accuses Gov. Murphy of Trying to Force Him From Job

March 16, 2023

New Jersey’s top election-enforcement official sued Gov. Philip D. Murphy and three of Mr. Murphy’s top aides on Thursday for what the official said was their attempt to oust him in retaliation for comments he made ridiculing the state’s rules governing political fund-raising.

Julia Sass Rubin, a professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, said the bill was “written and amended in back-room deals.”

“The public was not able to see the bill in advance,” she said, adding, “How can any of this be considered good government?”

New York Times, 3/16/23

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