Democrat Caught in Horrific Hit-And-Run Incident — Residents Call For Her to Resign Immediately

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Democrat Amy DeGise of New Jersey was caught on video in her SUV when she allegedly plowed into someone on a bicycle, but continued driving down the street as if nothing happened.

The Uber Eats deliveryman has been identified as 29-year-old Andrew Black. He went flying over the vehicle’s hood and fell to the ground.

“I look left, suddenly I just hear ‘Ba[m].’ I get hit,” said Black. “I roll over and I’m in such pain.”

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Democrat councilwoman DeGise didn’t stop to help, but instead drove away.

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In the event that Jersey City Councilwoman-at-Large Amy DeGise doesn’t resign over a July 19th hit-and-run, 42,523 valid signatures will be needed to force a recall election next year, City Clerk Sean Gallagher said.

“As this Council took office on January 1, 2022, a recall cannot be held until after January 1, 2023 and the 50th day preceding the completion of the first year of the term is November 12, 2022,” Gallagher said in an email following an inquiry from HCV.

“According to the Hudson County Superintendent of Elections, there were 170,090 registered voters as of November 2, 2021. 25% of 170,090 is 42,523. Consequently, the petitioners seeking a recall must submit 42,523 valid signatures. In accordance with N.J.S.A. 19:27A-10(a), the petitioners have 160 days from the date that the recall effort receives final approval for circulation from the City Clerk.”

DeGise, a former chair of the Hudson County Democratic Organization and the daughter of County Executive Tom DeGise, successfully ran on Mayor Steven Fulop’s ticket in November.

None of her former running mates, or Fulop, have asked her to step down following a hit-and-run on July 19th around 8 a.m.

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During the incident, she hit UberEats bicyclist Andrew Black at the intersection of Martin Luther King Drive and Forrest Street after he ran a red light, CCTV footage shows. The video also indicates that DeGise did not brake during the incident.

Separate surveillance footage of the West District Police District shows that she reported the accident in person around 2 p.m. on the same day.

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