DEM SOLON SEEKS GRAND JURY QUIZ ON TRUMP FOR POLL SUBVERSION
Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr. (D-N.J.) has sent a criminal referral to the New Jersey attorney general on Friday night asking him to convene a grand jury to investigate President Trump, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and others in the Trump administration for “election subversion,” Colby Itkowitz wrote for the Washington Post on August 16, 2020.
“I call upon you to open a wide-ranging investigation of Trump’s actions to interfere in our elections and to empanel a grand jury for the purpose of considering criminal indictments for Donald Trump, US Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, members of the United States Postal Service (USPS) Board of Governors, and any other officials in the Trump government that are participating in or have participated in the subversion of New Jersey state elections,” Pascrell wrote in a letter to the New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal.
In his letter, Pascrell notes that New Jersey just became one of a handful of states to automatically send ballots to every voter (as opposed to making them apply for one) and so the election’s integrity will depend on an efficient postal system.
“Amid this ongoing pandemic, the USPS will be the electoral heart and engine or New Jersey’s and America’s electoral machinery,” Pascrell wrote. He urged the attorney general that if an investigation determines there is a violation of the state’s electoral subversion laws that he “pursue criminal and civil charges against Donald Trump, Louis DeJoy, and any other high-ranking officials involved.”