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originally posted by: AlaskanDad
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But have they engaged in election fraud in NY today?
Stringer Will Audit NYC Board Of Elections After Today's Primary Voting Problems
Today's New York presidential primary has been marred by reports of polling sites opening hours late, others lacking functional ballot scanners, and tens of thousands of voters finding that they'd been purged from voter rolls. Yesterday, dozens of New York voters sued the state over changes to their voter registrations that would keep them from voting in the closed primaries, and today, Comptroller Scott Stringer announced that he's going to conduct an audit of the city's Board of Elections in the wake of today's widespread problems.
"There is nothing more sacred in our nation than the right to vote, yet election after election, reports come in of people who were inexplicably purged from the polls, told to vote at the wrong location or unable to get in to their polling site," Stringer said. "The people of New York City have lost confidence that the Board of Elections can effectively administer elections and we intend to find out why the BOE is so consistently disorganized, chaotic, and inefficient."
In a letter sent earlier this afternoon to Michael Ryan, executive director of the city's BOE, Stringer cited reports of faulty ballot scanners, poorly-staffed voting sites, and questionable purged voter registrations.
The New York primary lawsuit may have found an opening for the state’s voters who believe their registration was wrongly changed. A development on Tuesday was seen as a boost to supporters of Bernie Sanders claiming the actions unfairly targeted them.
An effort to open the state’s notoriously restrictive primary was put off by a judge, asking for a later hearing that involves election officials from all of the state’s 62 counties. But despite a lack of resolution, lawyers urged voters who believe they rightly belong on the Democratic Party rolls to cast provisional ballots in the hope that a further ruling could have them counted.
This leaves everything up in the air, but that is better than the judge making a ruling against the lawsuit.
The New York state attorney general’s office has been overwhelmed with voter complaints, receiving nearly five times as many voter grievances Tuesday than during the 2012 general election.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office confirmed that its voter hotline had received 562 phone calls and 140 emails by 3:50 p.m. Tuesday.
“To put this in context, we received roughly 150 total complaints for the 2012 general election,” Nick Benson, senior deputy press secretary for the state attorney general’s office, said in a statement. “This is by far the largest volume of complaints we have received for an election since Attorney General Schneiderman took office in 2011.”
originally posted by: Sillyolme
I agree something is rotten in New Amsterdam.