Who needs a voter verified paper ballot? We all know our vote counts and the results are always fair and there is seldom any doubt after the fact, right?
Ok, I will suspend my sarcasm — and the angel dust — for a minute and say this much about Senate bill #1383: if the state Senate leaders (Sweeney and Kean, Jr.) have their way, we will endure another general election in New Jersey without the added security of a paper trail to verify the results. I oppose this bill because voting is too important to dick around with with yet another extension, our state legislators are basically telling us to say lots of Hail Marys and bring your rabbit foot to the polls.
And while S1383 is the big item up for bids in today’s 10:30a Senate State Government committee in Trenton, it’s not the only game in town. That panel’s also hearing arguments for blowing up the ethics panel and starting from scratch.
(Note: Of course there will be fireworks in today’s matinee session on Assembly, with Family Medical Leave Insurance getting its latest vetting! Feel free to share your predictions below.)