With an entire regiment of leftists signing up for freeholder, it's not too difficult to see that this is a plan.... to attempt to take over the entire process.
And were I a commissioner, I'd put a stop to it.
Here's the thing: the likelihood that there will be a massive democrat withdrawal after sign ups close is there, and getting bigger.
It looks like a plan that's blown apart, to be sure, but the fringe-leftists can't be under estimated. Races with 10 or more candidates, with unheard of people coming forward who know they have no chance of winning, one has to question the why of it.
With this many candidates, the only way to have an informed voter is to take the current plan off the board and replace it with a partisan primary and general election.
With the fact that we don't know most of these people and the likelihood of as many as 120 or more candidates for these 15 positions, there is no real way that the average vote has any hope of making an informed choice.
Instead of allowing the process to be manipulated, I suggest that this election be cancelled, and moved to the next election date... February or March.
Not to do this would make this process completely insane... while the usual process would bring order out of this rampant chaos and likely effort to manipulate the system,
Expect dozens of "candidates" to drop out before Monday, COB.