The reported elimination of more than 100,000 registered voters from the rolls in New York City may lead to an audit of Tuesday’s primary results.
New York City officials promised an audit of the city’s Board of Elections after determining that tens of thousands of Democratic voters in Brooklyn were improperly removed from voter rolls.
The more than 125,000 voters were dropped between November of last year and this month, City Comptroller Scott Stringer said.
“There is nothing more sacred in our nation than the right to vote, yet election after election, reports come in of people who were inexplicably purged from the polls,” Stringer said.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said the elimination of voters included the “purging of entire buildings and blocks of voters from the voting lists.”
“The perception that numerous voters may have been disenfranchised undermines the integrity of the entire electoral process and must be fixed,” the mayor said.
– Phil Fairbanks