BOARD OF ELECTIONS PROBE – IT’S ABOUT TIME…

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“There is nothing more sacred in our nation than the right to vote,” said Controller Scott Stringer, who planned an audit of the city’s voting apparatus.”

 

THE RIGHT TO VOTE, TWICE – OR NOT?

LostMessiah, April 20, 2016

Controller Scott Stringer we might suggest that you check the voting records in Brooklyn against those in Rockland County and Orange County and even Lakewood, New Jersey. We think you will  find some interesting if not astounding surprises.

If you are a voter and your name could not be found in Brooklyn when you went to vote in the primary, why don’t you check to see if it could be found in one of these other locations. We would place our bets on finding names registered elsewhere.

 

The New York Daily News reports:

Bungled NYC primary voting sparks Board of Elections probe: ‘It’s time we clean up this mess’

“A record-setting deluge of Primary Day voter complaints led Tuesday to the angry promise of a full-scale investigation into the city’s long-bumbling Board of Elections.

The flood of gripes, running the gamut from locked doors to botched voter rolls, led irate city Controller Scott Stringer to announce an immediate probe of an incompetent agency.

“Unfortunately in New York City, this is nothing new,” Stringer told a news conference some 10 hours after the polls opened — or didn’t — at 6 a.m. “The next president of the United States could very easily be decided tonight.

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“And yet the incompetence of the Board of Elections puts a cloud over these results. It’s time we clean up this mess.”

Presidential primary voters in the five boroughs ran an obstacle course of ineptitude to cast their ballots: Broken machines, shuttered precincts and purged voter rolls.

The most complaints came from Brooklyn, where entire sections of poll books listing the names of eligible voters were reported missing, according to state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

NEW YORK PRIMARY DAY: LIVE VOTING RESULTS

The problems started when early-bird voters in Queens and Brooklyn arrived at sunrise — only to find themselves unable to vote.

“There’s no sign of me on the rolls!” fumed Lucinda Rosenfeld, a Boerum Hill novelist and registered Democrat for 28 years. “I’m mystified and outraged. … I called the BOE as soon as I got home, they said they had no idea what happened.”

Mayor de Blasio issued a statement charging that entire buildings and city blocks of voters were among the 126,000 voters purged from the Brooklyn books since last fall.

“These errors indicate that additional major reforms will be needed to the Board of Election,” said de Blasio. “The perception that numerous voters may have been disenfranchised undermines the integrity of the entire electoral process, and must be fixed.”

The purged Brooklynites included 12,000 who moved out, 44,000 shifted to inactive voting status, and a stunning 70,000 removed entirely from the books.”

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The Wall Street Journal Reports:

New York Voters Report Irregularities at Poll Sites

 

“The perception that numerous voters may have been disenfranchised undermines the integrity of the entire electoral process and must be fixed,” Mr. de Blasio said in a statement.

The board confirmed that more than 125,000 Democratic voters in Brooklyn were removed from the rolls. But Mr. Ryan said those voters were removed properly because they changed addresses and, in some cases, failed to respond to board correspondence.

Some voters who showed up at poll sites—but weren’t listed on the voter rolls—were permitted to vote by affidavit ballot, Mr. Ryan said. Those ballots will be counted, he said.

Officials at state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office reported that 700 voters statewide complained about problems at the polls on Tuesday, up from about 150 complaints in 2012. A large number of the problems were in New York City, and specifically in Brooklyn, his office said.

The Board of Elections was already under scrutiny for spending more than $200,000 on overnight postage after making a mistake in the Spanish version of the primary ballots. The board, which is appointed by the City Council, has long been criticized as a den of patronage.”

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