Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Board of Elections Scandal (Continuing)

Journalist and political blogger Gary Tilzer has been blogging for days now that the New York City Board of Election would fail at delivering fair elections after Hurricane Sandy. Serious concerns exist that voters will be able to cast their ballots.

From True News for Change NYC :

For the last few days there has been talk of creating a Queens "super poll" at the Aqueduct Racino where all the the voters flooded out could go to vote on elections. True News has learned why that plan has not gone forward. The political leaders who control the board have been fighting each other for control. Board watchers cannot believe that the people's constitutional right to vote is being delayed for so long on such an important vote. There is a power struggle going on within the board between the Crowley forces and the senate majority leader Skelos GOP board loyalists on where to locate the Super Poll. The GOP does not want it at the Racino because they say the place is controlled by Crowley and the Democrats. According to BOE insiders, that fight has delayed a voting plan for 3 or 4 days. According to today's NY Post, the BOE has decided on a comprise plan of 3 Super Polling sites in Queens. But that delay means fewer voters will know where to vote and there is less time for the incompetent BOE to set up emergency tent polls.

What does New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn plan to do about reforming the Board of Election ?

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