New Jersey Gov.
Chris Christie (R) on Wednesday announced his appointment of Republican New Jersey attorney general Robert Wagner as a special prosecutor to investigate potential voter fraud in the state’s upcoming gubernatorial election.
A Christie spokeswoman said Wagner will investigate voter fraud and possible irregularities in the April 18 special election for the U.S. Senate seat held by Democratic U.N. Ambassador-at-Large for Human Rights, Mark Green.
The governor’s office had no immediate comment on the appointment.
Wagner has been leading the investigation of alleged voter fraud across the state in the aftermath of the November 2016 presidential election.
The New Jersey legislature approved a bill in March to charge voters who register at the polls with a felony, a measure that could be used as a means of enforcing voter ID laws in some of the state�s most heavily populated counties.
The bill was not challenged in court.
New Jersey, which had been considered one of the most restrictive states for voting, tightened voter registration rules and photo identification requirements in March 2017.
A court case that was brought by Green and others has been dismissed.