With much fanfare, Democratic state lawmakers last week pledged to fast-track legislation that would drastically overhaul New Jersey’s voting laws.It would give New Jersey some of the most inclusive voting laws in the nation, they said at a press conference last week announcing the proposal. And it would echo calls from Hillary Clinton to remove barriers to voting. But Democratic infighting over legislative staff appointments and the procedure of how to pass the legislation has threatened to derail it. State Sen. Nia Gill (D-Essex) is insisting that her own legislation to expand early voting — which has been incorporated into the larger overhaul bill — be passed separately in the Assembly. It passed the state Senate late last year.Full Article: Democratic infighting threatens to derail N.J. voting law overhaul | NJ.com.
Jun 25 2015