The Election Law Enforcement Commission has put off its decision on NJN’s request to bump the first state-sponsored gubernatorial debate back from October 1 to October 22.
A motion made by Commissioner Albert Burstein to accept NJN’s request was deadlocked at 2-2, with ELEC Chairwoman Jerry English and Commissioner Albert Burstein voting in favor of NJN, and Commissioners Amos Saunders and Peter Tober voting against it. Since the vote was tied, the motion did not carry.
The vote was along party lines. English, a former state senator and counsel to Gov. Brendan Byrne, and Burstein, a former Assembly Majority Leader, are Democrats. Saunders, a retired Superior Court Judge, and Tober, who was an assistant counsel to Govs. Christine Todd Whitman and Donald DiFrancesco, are Republicans.