Hispanics Were More Likely To Be Scratched In Brooklyn Voter Purge

From Ryan Grenoble in the Huffington Post: “In two incidents last summer, more than 122,000 Democrats in the borough of Brooklyn had their names scratched from New York City’s list of registered voters. Following a public outcry after the purge was uncovered in April ahead of the Democratic primary, officials categorized it as routine maintenance inexplicably gone awry.

Now, according to data published Tuesday by WNYC, it seems the “routine maintenance” disproportionately affected Hispanics, with voters in predominantly Hispanic districts purged from the election rolls 60 percent more often than anyone else.

Per the WNYC investigation, 13.9 percent of voters in predominantly Hispanic districts saw their names removed from the rolls, while in all other districts, the purge affected just 8.7 percent of voters.”

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