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Sun Oct 25, 2020, 04:30 PM

Ben O'Keefe (he/him) @benjaminokeefe: This is Brooklyn. Lines are double wrapped for 6 blocks.














Voter suppression should not exist in the United States of America, period!

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Reply Ben O'Keefe (he/him) @benjaminokeefe: This is Brooklyn. Lines are double wrapped for 6 blocks. (Original post)
BeckyDem Oct 2020 OP
stillcool Oct 2020 #1
BeckyDem Oct 2020 #2
moonscape Oct 2020 #5
alittlelark Oct 2020 #3
BeckyDem Oct 2020 #4
brooklynite Oct 2020 #6
dsc Oct 2020 #7
BeckyDem Oct 2020 #9
BeckyDem Oct 2020 #8
dsc Oct 2020 #10

Response to BeckyDem (Original post)

Sun Oct 25, 2020, 04:34 PM

1. jeezus H. WTF...in New York?

Somebody better get on that, yesterday. No excuse.

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Response to stillcool (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 25, 2020, 04:39 PM

2. Yes, unacceptable.

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Response to stillcool (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 25, 2020, 04:55 PM

5. Yeah. I thought this was

going on only in red states.

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Response to BeckyDem (Original post)

Sun Oct 25, 2020, 04:46 PM

3. Here in NM I voted yesterday. 4x the # of 'slots' from last year.

More ppl than I had ever seen at early voting.

I am so sorry for those dealing with voter suppression

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Response to alittlelark (Reply #3)

Sun Oct 25, 2020, 04:50 PM

4. We have to work harder to end it. BUT, I am sooo relieved to see thousands

waiting regardless of the obstacles. This is a damn pandemic, but people want to vote!

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Response to BeckyDem (Original post)

Sun Oct 25, 2020, 04:55 PM

6. The rant is uncalled for...

There are 27 Early Voting centers in the Borough; voting is available through next Sunday. The lines are long because everyone chose to come out yesterday. That should be a sign of hope, not problems.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #6)

Sun Oct 25, 2020, 05:11 PM

7. Brooklyn has more people than Wake County NC

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and it has 20 such centers. http://www.wakegov.com/elections/info/early/Pages/default.aspx

Brooklyn pop 2.6 million

Wake County 1.13 million

Brooklyn should have more like 40 centers than 27 given those numbers. Wake county is considerably bigger geographically to be fair so it shouldn't be necessarily 1:1 but for the ratio to be worse than 2:1 is a problem. Wake also has a much longer early voting period. On edit, Wake county 17 days of early voting, NYC 8 days of early voting.

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Response to dsc (Reply #7)

Sun Oct 25, 2020, 05:38 PM

9. Thank you.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #6)

Sun Oct 25, 2020, 05:37 PM

8. Ben knows exactly what he is advocating for, and can see the need.

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Response to BeckyDem (Original post)

Sun Oct 25, 2020, 06:31 PM

10. NY does a poor job of encouraging turnouit

to take a look at one result of this compare two CD primaries one in NY and one in NC from 2018. Both my district and AOC's had competitive primaries in 2018. The similarity ends there. Her district is basically a one party district meaning nearly all of the voting population is Democratic (and even if a significant don't register there still have to be considerably more Democrats in her district than mine at the time). In the best Democratic year for NC in generations, my district went 55.5 to 42.8 with another 1.7 going to a far right party. That was actually a decent result in comparison to other years. Conversely her district went 78.2 for her another 6.6% for her primary opponent (who was on the Working Family Party line but didn't campaign) to 13.6 for her GOP opponent and another 1.6% to a far right party. But in the primary total turnout in AOC's district was 29,778 vs 32,806 in my district. Given both the party registration advantage in NY and the fact that primary was known to be a de facto general election it is crazy there were more voters here than there. They should have had 3 times the voters we did, so why didn't they.

We had our primary on the same day as all other primaries. NY had a special primary day for congressional districts only.

We had several days of early voting and no excuses absentee by mail, NY no early voting, and hard to get absentee.

NY has for decades lagged behind in this regard and has the abysmal turnout numbers one would think due to that fact. The one place they do better than NC is they do have a longer polling day than we do. We close at 7:30, NY at 9.

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