Almost nobody gets to vote in the Passaic County Republican Organization (PCRO). Out of 55,973 registered Republicans in Passaic County, only 23 have any say at all about who gets endorsed by the PCRO. Twenty-three.
23 out of 55,973 can vote. Does that sound American to you?
And even those twenty-three are mostly the hand-picked insiders of PCRO boss Peter Murphy. Who is Peter Murphy?
He's the GOP party leader who runs those 23 insiders who pick which candidates represent the Republican Party in Passaic County.
He's been to prison. Convicted on charges of public corruption. But don't take our word for it, ask the man who sent him to prison. Here's what then U.S. Attorney Chris Christie had to say about Peter Murphy:
"We are pleased with the end result here – that Mr. Murphy served a considerable amount of time in prison for crimes which he has finally acknowledged committing as Republican party chairman in Passaic County... For those crimes, Mr. Murphy has lost his prestige and power, nearly a year of freedom and now is a convicted felon."
And that's who is choosing the official Republican candidates in Passaic County.
It didn't need to be this way. There was a rule to keep out people convicted of corruption. But the PCRO changed the rule. Here's what the rule said:
"No person shall be qualified to serve as Municipal Leader or member of the Executive Board who is otherwise unqualified to hold elective office or has been convicted of a crime of the third degree or higher, involving dishonesty or moral turpitude or which constitutes a felony in either the State of New Jersey, Federal jurisdiction or equivalent of same in another jurisdiction. All Municipal Leaders or members of the Executive Board shall execute a certified statement that the individual has not been convicted of a crime of the third degree or higher, involving dishonesty or moral turpitude or which constitutes a felony in either the State of New Jersey, Federal Jurisdiction or equivalent of same in another jurisdiction.”
But the PCRO got rid of this common sense rule. Why? Do they approve of corruption and actively seek a corrupt leadership? Is prison a kind of finishing school for Republican "leaders" in Passaic County?
Every candidate running in the June 5th Republican primary on the line PASSAIC COUNTY REGULAR REPUBLICAN ORGANIZATION is implicated. These are the candidates of Boss Peter Murphy, convicted of public corruption.
You owe it to yourself, your families, and your communities to carefully question all candidates running on the line PASSAIC COUNTY REGULAR REPUBLICAN ORGANIZATION about their connections to Boss Murphy.