Board of Elections Officials Brought to Court Over Mail-In-Ballot Debacle
NYC Board of Elections officials is being brought to court in Albany on Tuesday as state legislators attempt to resolve the ongoing mail-in-ballot disaster for the June 23 primary election.
The November 3 general election is nearing, and millions of people will most likely choose to vote through mail-in-ballots to avoid crowded polling sites; lawmakers are running out of time to fix this mess.
Last week, a federal judge ordered election officials to recount thousands of declared invalid mail-in-ballots that did not have a post-mark or that arrived after the June 23 primary election, denying many of their constitutional right to vote.
The US Postal Service, a leading participant in the mail-in mess, refuses to testify. Democrats are speculating that the Postal Service is withholding from the hearing because DeJoy, a Postal Service donor, is an ally to Trump and therefor wants to undermine the use of mail-in-ballots.
DeJoy refuted the accusation. He said that “despite any assertions to the contrary, we are not slowing down Election Mail or any other mail. Instead, we continue to employ a robust and proven process to ensure proper handling of all Election Mail.”
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