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ASP.NET MVC - Help with posting form using jqueryval and AjAX

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I have an ASP.NET MVC form that I'm trying to validate using JQueryVal.   The API controller works as I've tested in Postman successfully.  My problem is this.

The field validators work, however when the form IS valid it does not POST to the API and create a new record in my database table.

Instead it redirects you to the same page with the Form data in the querystring as parameters.

Here's my View that includes my AjAX/Jquery script.

@model ClienteManagment.ViewModels.IntakeFormViewModel

    ViewBag.Title = "IntakeForm";
    Layout = "~/Views/Shared/_Layout.cshtml";

<script src="~/Scripts/jquery-1.10.2.js"></script>
<script src="~/Scripts/jquery.validate.js"></script>
<script src="~/Scripts/jquery.validate.unobtrusive.js"></script>

<h2>Intake Form</h2>

<form id="newIntake">

    <div class="form-group">
        @Html.LabelFor(m => m.Intake.ItemName)
        @Html.TextBoxFor(m => m.Intake.ItemName, new { @class = "form-control" })
        @Html.ValidationMessageFor(m => m.Intake.ItemName)

    <div class="form-group">
        @Html.LabelFor(m => m.Intake.ItemDescription)
        @Html.TextBoxFor(m => m.Intake.ItemDescription, new { @class = "form-control" })
        @Html.ValidationMessageFor(m => m.Intake.ItemDescription)

    <div class="form-group">
        @Html.LabelFor(m => m.Intake.Segment)
        @Html.DropDownListFor(m => m.Intake.SegmentId, new SelectList(Model.Segment, "Id", "Name"), "Select Segment", new { @class = "form-control" })
        @Html.ValidationMessageFor(m => m.Intake.SegmentId)

    <div class="form-group">
        @Html.LabelFor(m => m.Intake.MarketingLead)
        @Html.DropDownListFor(m => m.Intake.MarketingLeadId, new SelectList(Model.MarketingLead, "Id", "Name"), "Select Marketing Lead", new { @class = "form-control" })
        @Html.ValidationMessageFor(m => m.Intake.MarketingLead)

    <div class="form-group">
        @Html.Label("Intake Type")
        <br />
        <div class="radio">
                foreach (var row in Model.IntakeType)
                    @Html.RadioButtonFor(m => m.Intake.IntakeTypeId, row.Id)
                    <br />

    <div class="form-group">
        @Html.LabelFor(m => m.Intake.Quantity)
        @Html.TextBoxFor(m => m.Intake.Quantity, new { @class = "form-control" })
        @Html.ValidationMessageFor(m => m.Intake.Quantity)

    <button class="btn btn-primary">Submit</button>

@section scripts

        $(document).ready(function () {
            var validator = $("#newIntake").validate({
                submitHandler: function () {

                    console.log("Handling Submit!");

                    var dateSub = new Date().toLocaleString();

                    var formData = {
                        "ItemName": $("#Intake_ItemName").val(),
                        "ItemDescription": $("#Intake_ItemDescription").val(),
                        "IntakeTypeId": $("#Intake_IntakeTypeId").val(),
                        "SegmentId": $("#Intake_SegmentId").val(),
                        "MarketingLeadID": $("#Intake_MarketingLeadId").val(),
                        "Quantity": $("#Intake_Quantity").val(),
                        "DateSubmitted": dateSub

                        url: "/api/intake",
                        method: "post",
                        data: formData
                        .done(function () {
                            console.log("Yeah!  It worked.");
                            // Clear the form
                        .fail(function () {
                            console.log("Something unexpected happened.");

                    return false;

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