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Special election to replace sheriff who made racist remarks

September 27, 2018

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A special election will be held to replace a New Jersey sheriff who resigned after he was recorded making derogatory remarks about black people and the state’s first Sikh attorney general.

Secretary of State Tahesha Way said Wednesday that the special election for Bergen County Sheriff will be held Nov. 6. Way says the County Clerk will soon issue guidance on deadlines and the nomination process.

Michael Saudino resigned from the sheriff’s office Friday after WNYC radio published a recording where he said the attorney general was appointed because of “the turban.” He also said Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy’s policies will allow black people to “do whatever the (expletive) they want” and “smoke their marijuana.”

Saudino issued an apology last week.

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