April 24, 2023 •
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy Sued over Campaign Finance Changes
Jeff Brindle, Director of New Jersey’s Election Enforcement Commission, has sued Gov. Murphy to block the recently signed Elections Transparency Act.
The new law allows the governor to directly appoint the four members of the Election Enforcement Commission without Senate oversight if within a 90-day period.
The new law also reduces the time the commission has to investigate campaign finance violations from 10 years down to two years following a violation.
The timeline change applies retroactively, effectively wiping out the majority of the commission’s caseload.
Brindle believes the new law and calls for his resignation are in response to his efforts against dark money in New Jersey’s politics.
The three other members of the Election Enforcement Commission resigned in protest two days after the new law was passed.
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