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Tue Apr 19, 2016, 07:10 PM

Rash of voting problems reported in NYC and beyond as de Blasio calls for audit

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/2016/04/19/latest-ny-primaries-clintons-cast-their-votes/83230426/

6:54 p.m.: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio issued a statement Tuesday condemning the reported purging of voters from voting lists and confirming his support for an audit also announced that day of the city’s Board of Elections.

WNYC reported Monday that more than 60,000 Democratic voters in Brooklyn had vanished from records with no clear reason why. The mayor’s statement came during a day riddled with voter complaints in the city ranging from a lack of ballots to vanished voter rolls at multiple polling sites, according to the station.

Here’s de Blasio’s statement in full:

“It has been reported to us from voters and voting rights monitors that the voting lists in Brooklyn contain numerous errors, including the purging of entire buildings and blocks of voters from the voting lists. I am calling on the Board of Election to reverse that purge and update the lists again using Central, not Brooklyn borough, Board of Election staff. We support the Comptroller’s audit and urge its completion well in advance of the June elections so corrective action can be taken. These errors today indicate that additional major reforms will be needed to the Board of Election and in the state law governing it. We will hold the BOE commissioners responsible for ensuring that the Board and its borough officers properly conduct the election process to assure that voters are not disenfranchised. The perception that numerous voters may have been disenfranchised undermines the integrity of the entire electoral process and must be fixed.”


I've been compiling some of the problems in this thread. If anyone has info to add, please do.
http://www.democraticunderground.com/12511777881

UPDATE:
http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/19/politics/new-york-primary-voter-problem-polls-sanders-de-blasio/

In pledging to audit the board, the office of New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer earlier confirmed in its own statement that "more than 125,000 voters in Brooklyn were removed from voter rolls," while making reference to "widespread reports of voters having trouble accessing polling sites and other polling irregularities."

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Reply Rash of voting problems reported in NYC and beyond as de Blasio calls for audit (Original post)
suffragette Apr 2016 OP
B Calm Apr 2016 #1
suffragette Apr 2016 #3
timlot Apr 2016 #4
jeff47 Apr 2016 #18
WhiteTara Apr 2016 #8
suffragette Apr 2016 #16
WhiteTara Apr 2016 #19
geek tragedy Apr 2016 #13
WhiteTara Apr 2016 #20
geek tragedy Apr 2016 #21
WhiteTara Apr 2016 #22
highprincipleswork Apr 2016 #2
RKP5637 Apr 2016 #7
suffragette Apr 2016 #12
NorthCarolina Apr 2016 #5
RKP5637 Apr 2016 #9
840high Apr 2016 #17
passiveporcupine Apr 2016 #6
suffragette Apr 2016 #15
floriduck Apr 2016 #10
DetroitSocialist83 Apr 2016 #11
GeorgiaPeanuts Apr 2016 #14

Response to suffragette (Original post)

Tue Apr 19, 2016, 07:11 PM

1. The fix is in.

 

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Response to B Calm (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 19, 2016, 07:13 PM

3. Entire buildings and blocks of voters purged.

Yeah, sure looks like it.

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Response to B Calm (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 19, 2016, 07:13 PM

4. Umm, It seems like the Mayor is trying to "fix it"

 

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Response to timlot (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 19, 2016, 07:36 PM

18. No, the Mayor is doing some political theater and damage control. (nt)

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Response to B Calm (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 19, 2016, 07:21 PM

8. All democrats are being affected

and maybe some republicans too.

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Response to WhiteTara (Reply #8)

Tue Apr 19, 2016, 07:33 PM

16. And it is wrong for any of them to be disenfranchised.

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Response to suffragette (Reply #16)

Tue Apr 19, 2016, 07:36 PM

19. yep

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Response to B Calm (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 19, 2016, 07:28 PM

13. registered Democrats in Brooklyn would favor Clinton, genius.

 

not everything is a conspiracy

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #13)

Tue Apr 19, 2016, 07:37 PM

20. unless you consider republicons

would rather run against Bernie.

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Response to WhiteTara (Reply #20)

Tue Apr 19, 2016, 07:38 PM

21. they can't vote in our primary nt

 

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #21)

Tue Apr 19, 2016, 07:41 PM

22. Oh I was just riffing on the fact that Brooklyn

was for Hillary and if you take her voters away, Bernie might win. Sorry I should have used some sort of emoji for my flight of fancy.

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Response to suffragette (Original post)

Tue Apr 19, 2016, 07:12 PM

2. Seriously. This country can't even run a fair election. That's not the "exceptionalism" we need.

 

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Response to highprincipleswork (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 19, 2016, 07:20 PM

7. This country has now gone over the cliff with corruption, greed and dishonesty! n/t

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Response to highprincipleswork (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 19, 2016, 07:26 PM

12. Yeah, it sure isn't.

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Response to suffragette (Original post)

Tue Apr 19, 2016, 07:15 PM

5. Is this the type of "democracy" we spend billions to gift to other nations?

 

Maybe we shouldn't bother.

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Response to NorthCarolina (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 19, 2016, 07:23 PM

9. Yeah, all the bullshit the US preaches to other countries. The corruption and greed in the US

continues to grow by leaps and bounds!

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #9)

Tue Apr 19, 2016, 07:34 PM

17. .+1

 

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Response to suffragette (Original post)

Tue Apr 19, 2016, 07:18 PM

6. OMG

including the purging of entire buildings and blocks of voters from the voting lists.


I hope he gets some answers.

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Response to passiveporcupine (Reply #6)

Tue Apr 19, 2016, 07:33 PM

15. Updated OP with info from NYC Comptroller

The question is will these actions help the people who were disenfranchised today.

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Response to suffragette (Original post)

Tue Apr 19, 2016, 07:23 PM

10. And the upcoming primaries continue on.

 

No sense dwelling on the incompetence of New York State. Time to move forward. Go Bernie!!

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Response to suffragette (Original post)

Tue Apr 19, 2016, 07:23 PM

11. This is completely outrageous and is Happening

 

All over this country. I'm glad the mayor is asking for an audit. Of all the issues, the decay of our democratic process disturbs me the most.

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Response to suffragette (Original post)

Tue Apr 19, 2016, 07:28 PM

14. How nice of him to call for a friggin audit on the day of the primary....

 

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