Trenton candidate makes plea to attorney general to prevent voter suppression

Yesterday I received a letter dated September 21 from someone who calls themselves a "concerned Trenton resident." The two-page letter is allegedly written by a candidate in the upcoming municipal election addressed to Acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin.

The letter requested that the AG obtain an election monitoring group for the Trenton Municipal Election to "avoid controversy, lawsuits and tampering surrounding this most sacred process." The letter also addresses the following concerns:

  • Pending lawsuit in the Mercer County Superior Court regarding the election petitions for various municipal elected positions in the forthcoming November General and Municipal Election.
  • A report made to the FBI by several parties regarding the 2021 election, which claimed election validation tapes from voting machines were found in the streets of Trenton.
  • The use of City resources to influence the electorate by letting employees out of work early to to attend rallies paid for by the City for political purposes while on the clock.
  • Using City resources and property to collect political donations.

Acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin

The candidate pleaded for the Attorney General's Office "to intervene and safeguard this election process to ensure a free and FAIR election for all candidates, and to assuage the fear that this Municipal election will cause any form of voter suppression." We reached out to the candidate's office, but have not received confirmation that they wrote the letter.

There is so much at stake this election. We urge all voters to be informed and get to know the candidates running for office and their platforms. It's also crucial to know the location of your polling site before election date. Voter registration deadline for the General Election is October 18, 2022. Click this link to register.

Hamilton Township To Hold Oktoberfest on Oct. 16

Hamilton Township will hold their annual Oktoberfest event to welcome the fall season at the Veterans Park South on Oct. 16.

Plenty of fall activities are going to ensue from corn mazes to hayrides! It’s a perfect opportunity to get the family together and spend a fun-filled day celebrating the change of the season.

This year, Oktoberfest will be held from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. In case of bad weather, there is a rain date for Oct. 26.

This festival originated in Munich, Germany back in the 17th century to celebrate the marriage of Prince Ludwig of Bavaria and Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen. This wedding celebration became a German tradition that is now typically held for two weeks in Munich. Festival goers participate in drinking, feasting, parades, and various amusements in ode to the same celebration that occurred many years ago.

Enjoy a Night Under the Stars at Rosedale Park

Even if your tent-pitching skills are a little rusty, don’t let that stop you from enjoying a night in the great outdoors. The Mercer County Park Commission will hold their annual community campout in Rosedale Park on Oct. 1.

For only $15 per person, various outdoor activities will be held during the campout such as stargazing, night-time games, arts and crafts, free breakfast, and sitting around a campfire roasting marshmallows and hot dogs.

Space is limited to about 20 tent sites and the campout wraps up the next day on Sunday, Oct. 2. For more information regarding this night of s’mores galore, visit www.mercercountyparks.org.

A Peek into This Week’s Weather

Summer has packed its bags and has gone south! As quickly as autumn has arrived, its corresponding chilly weather has arrived just as fast! This week, we are looking at a high of 72°F with mostly sunny conditions. Even though the sun will be out, make sure to bring a light jacket with you because the night does get a bit colder with a low of 51°F. For this week’s forecast, click here.

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