The new vote by mail law, signed in August of this year, didn’t give county election offices much time to prepare for what turned out to be an unprecedented midterm election.
On Tuesday afternoon, President Trump tweeted his “complete and total endorsement” of Republican Senate candidate Bob Hugin. “Thank you!” Menendez tweeted back.
The last-minute logistical nightmare arose after former Sheriff Michael Saudino resigned Sept. 28 over racist remarks — triggering a special election.
Thanks to a new state law, every voter who got a mail-in ballot in 2016 will automatically get one this year, unless they opt out in writing.