NYC Election Official Suspended Over Blocking 100k Voters
A New York City Board of Elections official has been suspended after reports of voters being turned away and polling sites opening late in Brooklyn during Tuesday’s presidential primary election.
The Board of Elections office announced that Brooklyn Chief Clerk Diane Haslet-Rudiano has been suspended without pay pending an internal probe into ‘the administration of the voter rolls’ in Brooklyn.
‘The administration of the voter rolls in Brooklyn is of major concern to our office and is a focus of our investigation,’ New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said. Schneiderman’s office launched the investigation after a state voter hotline received more than 1,000 complaints from voters.
New York City’s Comptroller Scott Stringer said that the largest issue appeared to be that some voters who were eligible were removed from voter-registration roll, while others had their party affiliation changed.
In conducting a normal procedure that prevents the removal of eligible voters during a periodical purge for those who died or moved away, Haslett-Rudiano reportedly skipped a step.
Her error caused roughly eight per cent of Brooklyn’s registered voters to be removed.
Wow…EIGHT PERCENT of
Bernie supporters voters?? She’s definitely getting fired…
Still, no word on how those extra 100K people will get an opportunity to vote.