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General News    H2'ed 5/8/16

Elections Board Certifies Primary Vote, Rejects 91,000 Provisional Ballots

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Jay Wishner, a longtime Manhattan poll worker, tells the NYC Board of Elections this
Jay Wishner, a longtime Manhattan poll worker, tells the NYC Board of Elections this 'was the election from hell.'
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After presiding over a chaotic Democratic presidential primary on April 19, the New York City Board of Elections released its certified election results Friday afternoon showing that it has rejected 91,000 provisional affidavit ballots, or about three out of every four cast that day...

But the burden of proof has now shifted from the Board of Elections to voters.

According to Jonathan Clarke, a lawyer with voter advocacy group Election Justice USA, the voters behind those 90,000 affidavits must request the status of their ballot in person at the BOE’s office and contest it in court if they feel it was wrongly set aside. 

People whose votes were excluded must act quickly to contest their affidavit status, given the BOE's recent certification. 

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Joan Brunwasser is a co-founder of Citizens for Election Reform (CER) which since 2005 existed for the sole purpose of raising the public awareness of the critical need for election reform. Our goal: to restore fair, accurate, transparent, secure elections where votes are cast in private and counted in public. Because the problems with electronic (computerized) voting systems include a lack of (more...)
 

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