New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is opening a probe into alleged improprieties that occurred during the New York primary election on April 19, according to an article published in RT.
His office received over 1,000 complaints from people who had problems voting. Allegedly over 125,000 were unlawfully dropped from voter registration rolls. 60,000 received only incomplete primary notices.
According to his statement, Schneiderman is investigating the New York City Board of Elections. Schneiderman is not the only one concerned. A group calling itself Election Justice USA has filed a lawsuit against the NYC election board, alleging their party affiliation of record had been changed without their consent, thus denying them the ability to vote in the primary. The lawsuit says all New Yorkers should be allowed to vote in primaries regardless of what party they are affiliated with.
New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer announced his office would conduct an audit of the Board of Elections. He said the board confirmed it dropped over 125,000 Democratic voters in Brooklyn from November 2015 to April 2016. he also noted 60,000 people received notices of the primary, but the notices didn’t contain the election date. According to him the Board of Elections is both incompetent and over-politicized.
Over 70 of those Brooklyn residents erroneously removed from the electoral rolls held a protest outside the Brooklyn office of the Board of Elections.
Other, established political groups, are looking into what caused the problems on New York’s primary election day. They include Common Cause New York, the American Civil Liberties Union, the Citizens Union and New York Public Interest Research Group.
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