Bipartisan inaction is preventing New Jersey’s Election Law Enforcement Commission from doing its job. Both Governor Chris Christie and Senate President Steven Sweeney appear to be dragging their feet. They’re neglecting to appoint enough ELEC commissioners to allow the watchdog agency to act.
A primary beneficiary of this deadlock is Essex County Executive Joe DiVincenzo, a friend of both Christie and Sweeney. A case against him has been pending for two years without action. That’s because there’s only one ELEC commissioner serving, and he can’t act alone.