LTE: Still election taint after all these years

To the Editor:

The lack of integrity in the results of the 2019 election for Hopewell Township Committee was mind-boggling and typical.

Once again, Democratic candidates and their handlers ran their campaign with campaign literature that was patently false and deceived voters.

One of this year’s whoppers claimed that Republicans led the Township Committee in 2013 and 2014, and were responsible for tax increases during those years.

Anyone with a good memory or an interest in researching the truth knows that, in 2013 and 2014, Democrats enjoyed a Township Committee majority in both years, and Democrat Vanessa Sandom was mayor for both years.

Another whopper claimed that “Kristen [McLaughlin] has led the Township Committee in maintaining the budget since 2016 including mayor in 2019.”  

Anyone who can count to three and is aware that Township Committee terms are three years, knows that Ms. McLaughlin, running for re-election in 2019, was not on the Township Committee in 2016.

Local Democrats have not always resorted to voter deception.  Almost two decades ago, Democrats won municipal elections without deceiving voters.  Nor do Democratic candidates on other levels of government engage in deceit.   

Whether or not municipal Democrats could win an election without tricking voters is anyone’s guess. Apparently, local Democrats are not interested in finding out.

Harvey Lester,

Titusville, NJ

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