Wednesday, February 20, 2008

NY Bloomberg Claims Vote Fraud

Mayor Michael Bloomberg apparently approached the officials comprising the city Board of Elections about the zero votes for Obama in many districts.

Hopefully, Mayor Bloomberg will not let the issue die.

(Net the Truth Online)

(AOL )Video election board meeting (NY1 News)

Mayor Slams City Board Of Elections For Voting "Fraud"
Feb. 20, 2008

Mayor Michael Bloomberg renewed his attacks Tuesday on the city Board of Elections, calling the apparent under-counting of votes for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama in this month's presidential primary a "euphemism for fraud."

"What they do is they hire on the basis of politics, and obviously the people that they have aren't as competent as you would like, because the results that they reported just defies credibility," said Bloomberg. "The probability of Obama in some of those districts getting zero votes is zero. Let's get serious here."

The New York Times reported Saturday that in about 80 of the city's 6,100 election districts, Obama did not receive even one vote.

City election officials responded that the primary's official results won't be certified until Feburary 26th, adding that they're launching an internal probe because of media reports, including the Times story.

David Seifman
February 19, 2008 -- Mayor Bloomberg charged yesterday that "fraud" was behind the unofficial results in the New York Democratic presidential primary that produced zero votes for Barack Obama in some districts.

"If you want to call it significant undercounting, I guess that's a euphemism for fraud," said the mayor.

Unofficial tallies on election night gave Obama no votes in 78 out of more than 6,000 election districts.

Unofficial Tallies in City Understated Obama Vote
Published: February 16, 2008

Black voters are heavily represented in the 94th Election District in Harlem’s 70th Assembly District. Yet according to the unofficial results from the New York Democratic primary last week, not a single vote in the district was cast for Senator Barack Obama.

That anomaly was not unique. In fact, a review by The New York Times of the unofficial results reported on primary night found about 80 election districts among the city’s 6,106 where Mr. Obama supposedly did not receive even one vote, including cases where he ran a respectable race in a nearby district.

City election officials this week said that their formal review of the results, which will not be completed for weeks, had confirmed some major discrepancies between the vote totals reported publicly — and unofficially — on primary night and the actual tally on hundreds of voting machines across the city.

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