Azi Paybarah writes an interesting report on the New York City Board Of Elections defenses against voter disenfranchisement. Writing for Politico NY, he informs us that “the executive director of the New York City Board of Elections said in a televised interview Wednesday that people who were not supposed to be voting had protested by trying to vote.
“No one was disenfranchised,” city BOE executive director Michael Ryan told Fox 5 New York. “What we did see was a concerted effort by some folks to apparently, to protest New York’s closed primary process by showing up to vote when they weren’t registered to vote. We tracked down dozens who say they were disenfranchised and as it turns out, they weren’t registered in the parties that they were trying to vote for.”