The Nation: Some Choice

Voters often complain that their choice in an election boils down to selecting the lesser of two evils. But pity the voters of Elizabeth, N.J., where four candidates are running for mayor. One hopeful, Republican Matthew Nilsen, was indicted by a county grand jury on nine counts of threatening to kill or atrociously assault two men who apparently owed him $65,000. A second, Democrat Michael DeMartino, was charged with trying to extort $3,000 from a tavern owner by misusing his authority as a member of the city's alcoholic beverage control board. Last week it was revealed that the administration of a...

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