Write in John Murphy? :-)

You may have caught the news that Freeholder James Murray plans to run a write-in campaign for Morris County freeholder this fall. Murray lost in the primary.

One question is, if people write in John Murphy, does that count as a vote for Murray? Why do we say that? Well, remember when Murray won his seat in 2007. Some thought he was helped by the fact some voters thought he was John Murphy.

Really _ some people said that.

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About fsnowflack
Fred Snowflack was editorial page editor and a political columnist for the Daily Record of Morristown for almost 12 years. He has won numerous awards for editorial and column writing from the New Jersey Press Association and has written a blog on county and state politics for the last three years. He lives in Ledgewood in Morris County.

5 Responses to Write in John Murphy? :-)

  1. Bob Grant says:

    Nope. Election law says that a write-in for a name already on the ballot does not count. I will bet you lunch Fred, that this guy doesn’t get more than 200 write-in votes.

  2. Tea Party voter says:

    Bob, what do you mean “a write-in for a name…..” MUrphy or Murray are not on the ballot.

    Best regards!

  3. Ted Doty says:

    Actually, Bob it was a joke goofing on Murray for blaming Murphy for stealing votes belonging to Murray… “Who’s on First, What’s on second and Idon’tknow’s on third.

  4. P says:

    Neither Murray or Murphy’s names are on the ballot, that’s why Murray is mounting a write-in campaign. And Murphy is far enough away from Murray that the votes would be thrown out.

    But it’s all academic because Murray will not even get as many votes as the Democrats, and they will be well behind the Republicans.

  5. Bob Grant says:

    Sorry, my mistake.

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