Initial Reports of Voter Fraud At Brooklyn Poll Sites, Among Other Issues
We’ve already received a string of emails from voters claiming serious fraud on the part of local Democrats at polling sites.
On top of that, fundamental issues about the ballots themselves are looming large.
We were particularly stunned by this email from a friend of our blog:
A close friend of mine was voting this morning at [a polling site] in Brooklyn. After signing in the clerk tells him “you’re a Democrat so here’s where you vote” and actually pointed to the Democratic slate on the ballot. He will be filing a complaint with the Board of Elections.
This is an outrage.
I couldn’t agree more.
And this email is not the only one we’ve received. A cursory inspection of our mailbox today revealed a slew of morning voters who stated their voting process was delayed, confused, not private, and even “managed” by poll workers on the floor of various polling sites.
The Board of Elections at its best, I’m sure…
“It’s a complete disgrace,” said one GOP insider to us. “The Republicans should be ashamed that their people in the Board of Elections didn’t do more to prevent this sort of outrageous conduct at the polls.”
Besides all of the horrible issues regarding the Board of Elections Executive Director (lampooned generously on Democratic reform blog Bay Ridge Interpol), the fact is the ballot itself was severely compromised.
One comment on my Facebook wall from Steven Zessman read: “I voted today! But the NYC paper ballots were too small to read! Very small print! Are you kidding me? The NYC Board of Elections are ridiculous! There is no reason why the paper ballots could not have had LARGER, easy to read, type.”
Brooklyn Young Republican headman Jonathan Judge wrote on Facebook: “Seriously, could the print on the ballot been any smaller? I have excellent reading vision and even I had trouble!”
Meanwhile, Daily Politics diva Celeste Katz claims that voter complaints are down, but she is keeping a rolling tally of issues and providing links with interesting information of what to do if you’ve had trouble.
And so the day marches on…
We here at Atlas Shrugs in Brooklyn invite you to continue to send us your emails and comments about your experiences on Election Day as our coverage continues!