Audit Ordered for NYC Elections Board Over Mess At Voting Polls

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Voter hotline received most calls in its history Tuesday.

Due to hundreds of voters calling in to report problems at multiple polling locations – more than any in history – a top city official announced today that an audit will be conducted of the New York City’s Board of Elections.    

“The people of New York City have lost confidence that the Board of Elections can effectively administer elections and we intend to find out why the BOE is so consistently disorganized, chaotic and inefficient,” said NYC comptroller Scott Stringer.

As of 5 p.m., the hotline had received 562 calls and 140 emails from upset voters.    One voter reported that poll workers were attempting to “trick” Democrats into picking Clinton over Sanders.

In addition to all the problems at the voting polls, it was discovered this week that more than 125,000 Democratic voters were purged from the rolls in Brooklyn.

NBC New York reported at one polling location, Bishop Ford High School in Brooklyn’s Windsor Terrace neighborhood, voters were asked to vote by affidavit or come back later in the day because pollsters were unable to find a book with voters’ names and party affiliations.

 

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