Official Suspended Over Voting Issues in NY Primaries

People cast their votes at a polling station in New York on April 19, 2016.
New York began voting on April 19, in a high-stakes presidential primary tipped to hand Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump victories in the race to clinch the Democratic and Republican tickets to the White House. / AFP / Jewel SAMAD        (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
People cast their votes at a polling station in New York on April 19, 2016.
New York began voting on April 19, in a high-stakes presidential primary tipped to hand Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump victories in the race to clinch the Democratic and Republican tickets to the White House. / AFP / Jewel SAMAD        (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

An election official in NYC is under fire after making a careless mistake that cost nearly ten percent of NY’s voters their ability to vote in last week’s primaries.

Many are accrediting this to Hillary Clinton‘s primary win in the liberal city where Sen. Bernie Sanders had a great level of support.

Via: MailOnline

A New York City Board of Elections official has been suspended after reports of voters being turned away and polling sites opening late in Brooklyn during Tuesday’s presidential primary election.

The Board of Elections office announced that Brooklyn Chief Clerk Diane Haslet-Rudiano has been suspended without pay pending an internal probe into ‘the administration of the voter rolls’ in Brooklyn.

‘The administration of the voter rolls in Brooklyn is of major concern to our office and is a focus of our investigation,’ New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said. Schneiderman’s office launched the investigation after a state voter hotline received more than 1,000 complaints from voters.

New York City’s Comptroller Scott Stringer said that the largest issue appeared to be that some voters who were eligible were removed from voter-registration roll, while others had their party affiliation changed.

In conducting a normal procedure that prevents the removal of eligible voters during a periodical purge for those who died or moved away, Haslett-Rudiano reportedly skipped a step.

Her error caused roughly eight per cent of Brooklyn’s registered voters to be removed.

Sheesh. That voter fraud is something serious!

Brooklyn Chief Clerk Diane Haslet-Rudiano looks like a Hillary supporter too! Smh

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