NJ Judge orders new election after voter fraud charges in city council race

State Superior Court Judge Ernest Caposela has ruled that a new election must be held for the City Council seat after the apparent winner.

May 12, Alex Mendez had won the special election for a city council seat, but his victory was soon followed by charges of voter fraud.

An investigation launched by U.S. Postal law enforcement division resulted in findings of hundreds of mail-in ballots located in multiple locations.

The 800 ballots that were cast were ultimately not counted by the Passaic County Board of Elections.

Trump tweeted June 28th “Absentee Ballots are fine. A person has to go through a process to get and use them. Mail-In Voting, on the other hand, will lead to the most corrupt Election is USA history. Bad things happen with Mail-Ins. Just look at Special Election in Patterson, N.J. 19% of Ballots a FRAUD!”

WATCH: (From June 25th)