Independent gubernatorial candidate Chris Daggetthas joined voters challenging the current system of ballot placement, arguing that itunconstitionally and unfairly favors the traditional two major parties.
“This is just another example of how Republicans and Democrats have conspired to thwart the democratic process in New Jersey,’’ Daggett said. “They do not want to open up the electoral process because it would jeopardize their hold on power and continue their two-party stranglehold on government.’’
The lawsuit, filed pro bono by the Parisppanylaw firm of Cuyler Burk, P.C. argues that the present system “violates both the New Jersey and U.S. constitution and seeks an injunction preventing use of ballots drawn under the current system. It also asks the court to order the ballots to be re-drawn in a random way where order is rotated from voting precinct to precinct to eliminate the primacy effect,’’ according to Team Daggett.