Bergen County Democratic Committee Counsel Carmine Alampi today fired off a letter to judges in Bergen and Passaic counties requesting that the LD38 voting machine levers be locked to prevent general election voters from being able to record a vote for Anthony Cappola.
Cappola dropped out of the race two weeks ago after the surfacing of his self-published book, a screed that put on display a series of homophobic and racist attitudes. When the Bergen and State GOP subsequently decided against putting up the cash to accommodate a replacement candidate, Cappola yesterday reasserted his challenge of incumbent Assemblymen Tim Eustace and Joe Lagana.
Followng the published report on PolitickerNJ, Alampi sent his letter to the judges in an effort, he said, for the voters “to avoid confusion” over Cappola’s status as a candidate.
He received no reply from the judges, but the attorney told PolitickerNJ that earlier this afternoon the state Attorney General’s Office replied and told him his request was “inappropriate.”