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Of the 14% of Brooklyn Democrats purged, how many were wrongly purged? How many even voted? (Original Post) hill2016 May 2016 OP
"There were 121,056 city residents who voted by affidavit ballot because their names were not on" think May 2016 #1
how many of these 121k residents hill2016 May 2016 #3
Voter suppression not a problem for you? CBGLuthier May 2016 #2
how do we know hill2016 May 2016 #4
Good questions. I see no one can respond with truthful responses-or knowledge. riversedge May 2016 #5
I would not be surprised if the majority of them were for Hillary democrattotheend May 2016 #6
The travesty is we'll never know. EndElectoral May 2016 #7
Why don't we just let them vote??? reformist2 May 2016 #8
I don't think there's enough information yet, but the investigation is ongoing. CBHagman May 2016 #9


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3. how many of these 121k residents
Mon May 23, 2016, 01:18 PM
May 2016

were legitimate voters?

Perhaps some were independents trying to vote in the Democratic primary?


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6. I would not be surprised if the majority of them were for Hillary
Mon May 23, 2016, 05:40 PM
May 2016

Since she won more votes in Brooklyn overall, and she is more popular among minorities, who have a higher rate of being disenfranchised.

Disenfranchisement is wrong, no matter who they would have voted for.


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9. I don't think there's enough information yet, but the investigation is ongoing.
Mon May 23, 2016, 06:26 PM
May 2016


Attorney General Eric Schneiderman opened an investigation after his office received more than 1,000 complaints, mainly from voters turned away from casting primary ballots that included presidential races.

Members of his office’s Civil Rights Bureau met last week with city board officials to follow up on the list.

They are looking at the sample list for patterns or consistent trends that indicate larger registration issues statewide.

The office plans to ask several election boards in other counties to further investigate complaints there.

Some complainants said they were longtime registered Republicans or Democrats whose party status was changed without notification.

The Board of Elections told CBS2 last month that these types of problems happened in previous years.

“The problems were on par with other years, but more media attention has been paid to this primary because of the candidates,” the board said

I'll keep an eye out for more detailed reports.

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