By: Michael Mandarino, Follow South Jersey Managing Editor
CAMDEN, N.J. — On Sunday evening, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy staunchly criticized former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani for his “racist” rhetoric regarding voter fraud in Camden.
“Mayor Giuliani’s claim that Camden residents voted in Philadelphia is not only outrageous, but racist and blatantly false,” Gov. Murphy said in a tweet linking to CNN’s report on Giuliani’s comments. “On this one, I agree with [former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie] that this guy is truly a national embarrassment.”
Giuliani appeared on FOX News and went on a tirade about voters from Camden casting their ballots in Philadelphia. He included a tangent about, of all people, fans of the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles during his rant.
“If you lived in Philadelphia – unless you’re a stunod – that’s an Italian expression for stupid, unless you’re stupid, you knew that a lot of people come over from Camden to vote. They do every year. Happens all the time in Philly,” Giuliani said. “It’s about as frequent as getting beaten up at a Philadelphia Eagles basketball, football game. Happens all the time. All the time. And it’s allowed to happen because it’s a Democrat, corrupt city and has been for years. Many, many years. And they carried it out in places where they could get away from it.”
Christie called President Donald Trump’s legal team — which currently includes Giuliani — a “national embarrassment” due to its lack of evidence in several voter fraud-related legal cases, according to Politico.
“I have been a supporter of the president’s. I voted for him twice, but elections have consequences, and we cannot continue to act as if something happened here that didn’t happen,” Christie said during an appearance on ABC’s This Week. “You have an obligation to present the evidence. The evidence has not been presented, and you must conclude, as [FOX News host] Tucker Carlson even concluded the other night, that if you are unwilling to come forward and present the evidence, it must mean the evidence doesn’t exist.”
The former New York City mayor has been at the forefront of the Trump team’s legal fight against the results of this year’s Presidential Election. President-elect Joe Biden flipped five crucial swing states — Arizona, Georgia, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania — en route to a projected 306-232 Electoral College victory.
Giuliani’s tirade insinuates that voters in New Jersey — a solidly-blue state — fraudulently voted in Pennsylvania in order to help flip the state that President Trump won in 2016. However, President Trump and his legal team have repeatedly failed to provide any concrete evidence of fraud in this year’s election process.
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