NJ Senate OKs Bills To Undermine Christie's Special Election

Law360, New York (June 27, 2013, 5:41 PM EDT) -- The New Jersey Senate cleared legislation Thursday moving the state's November general election to an October special election Gov. Chris Christie plans for the late U.S. Sen Frank Lautenberg's seat and allowing early voting for the general election as Democrats say Christie's protecting his re-election interests.

In two 22-15 votes the Senate passed the bills after the Assembly approved them days earlier. Democrats have accused Christie of arranging the Oct. 16 special election so it won't coincide with the general election — in which he's up...
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