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(45,251 posts)
Tue Apr 19, 2016, 02:47 PM Apr 2016

New York City primary voters outraged by broken machines, closed polling places

New York City primary voters outraged by broken machines, closed polling places
BY Jason Silverstein
Updated: Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 2:34 PM

New York primary voting at some Brooklyn and Queens polling places was a disaster Tuesday morning — with early morning voters arriving to broken machines and belated polling. Qeens resident George Mack said he came to P.S. 52 in Springfield Gardens to vote right at 6 a.m. He, and about 50 other early voters, learned all three machines on site were broken. Volunteers at the school told voters to place their ballots in a slot, and they would all get processed later.

"I came back at 7:30 and they had just gotten the key. Upon entering, there were no voting machines."

A Board of Elections representative arrived around 8, she said, and told voters he had been busy tending to problems at other polls. Voting finally started at Atlantic Terminal around 8:30.

"I am sure there are many people who tried to vote and had to leave who will not be able to come back," she said.

more http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny-primary-voters-outraged-broken-machines-late-polls-article-1.2606810
New York City primary voters outraged by broken machines, closed polling places (Original Post) merrily Apr 2016 OP
Fuck this shit. Why do I even read? It just makes me so mad!!! nt thereismore Apr 2016 #1
It is astounding that Half-Century Man Apr 2016 #5
We NEED fucking paper ballots!!! Plucketeer Apr 2016 #2
We got them in Boston in 2004, but they soon got machines to count them. merrily Apr 2016 #11
Complete imcompetence on the part of the BOE? Or Corruption on behalf of status quo? peacebird Apr 2016 #3
Yeah Plucketeer Apr 2016 #6
Amerika montanacowboy Apr 2016 #4
I want my old lever machines back! n/t RoccoR5955 Apr 2016 #7
You and me both dorkzilla Apr 2016 #9
BTW Springfield Gardens demographics LiberalElite Apr 2016 #8
Here's what I don't get dorkzilla Apr 2016 #10
My guess would be internal polling. winter is coming Apr 2016 #12

Half-Century Man

(5,279 posts)
5. It is astounding that
Tue Apr 19, 2016, 02:55 PM
Apr 2016

In the richest most powerful country in the history of the world, in it's (arguably) most important cultural city, in the center of the global financial hub, that the normal tasks of governance are handled with the dexterity of typing with your feet.



(12,882 posts)
2. We NEED fucking paper ballots!!!
Tue Apr 19, 2016, 02:54 PM
Apr 2016

Signed paper ballots and locked boxes to deposit them into. This electronic age shit is NOT secure and NOT reliable! It's time for FEDERALLY MANDATED voting methods and monitoring!!!


(45,251 posts)
11. We got them in Boston in 2004, but they soon got machines to count them.
Tue Apr 19, 2016, 03:54 PM
Apr 2016

Funny thing: Bernie did better in places in Massachusetts where ballots were counted by hand.



(12,882 posts)
6. Yeah
Tue Apr 19, 2016, 02:56 PM
Apr 2016

one REALLY has to wonder just WHO peeked at the Dem voter rolls back when the DNC tried to hang that shit around Bernie's neck!


(5,141 posts)
10. Here's what I don't get
Tue Apr 19, 2016, 03:45 PM
Apr 2016

There have been incidents all over the City. She was supposed to completely dominate NYC and rural areas were meant to be his. So why is this happening? Internal polling? Coincidence?

winter is coming

(11,785 posts)
12. My guess would be internal polling.
Tue Apr 19, 2016, 03:55 PM
Apr 2016

There was an ad on last night for some Hillary special to air in the near future (tonight, maybe??) titled, "It Takes a Country." You wouldn't buy an hour of prime-time TV like that if you were confident of winning the nomination; you'd save that money for later on, during the general election. OTOH, if you were shit-scared of a narrow loss or a narrow win in a state where you'd once been senator and had recently been leading by 25 points, you might well air such a program in an attempt to reinflate your campaign.

A rash of last-minute polling place changes, people not in the books, machines not working, polling places opening late all smack of the sort of shenanigans you'd expect from a political machine not confident that the desired result will be achieved otherwise.

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