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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-25-10 10:30 PM
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Ballot looks fishy (potential fraud attempt)
The ballot for a special City Council election in Queens featuring the fiance of police-shooting victim Sean Bell was redesigned in a way that could leave voters thinking one of her Democratic rivals was on the same ticket as Republican Carl Paladino, The Post has learned.

Supporters of Ruben Wills were in an uproar when they learned that his name would appear in the second row on the ballot in the same column as Republican candidates, instead of in the first column held by the Democrats, led by Andrew Cuomo.

Bell's fiance, Nicole Paultre-Bell, whose name was appearing in the same column as the Independence Party hopefuls, would have likely been the biggest beneficiary of Wills' placement in the GOP column.
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The council race on Nov. 2 is nonpartisan, meaning Paultre-Bell and the other six candidates are running under the banners of their own independent parties.
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http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/ballot_looks_fishy_p...
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molly77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-26-10 09:14 AM
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1. NY elections stink to high heaven.
Remember when Obama did not get one vote in the primaries from Harlem and another burrough? NYPD were in charge of transporting ballots.That is suspicious in itself.
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-26-10 09:34 AM
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2. That was a recording error.
Edited on Tue Oct-26-10 09:35 AM by Renew Deal
It wasn't fraud. The wrong numbers were recorded on the wrong lines in one polling place. It's human error.

BTW, it was Obama that beat Hillary 180-20 or something like that.
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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-27-10 01:22 PM
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3. Yep. Pollworkers error.
Nearly unforgivable, though. There are a number of pollworkers who work together to record the tally.

But then, the beauty of that system is the re-canvass, which is the chance to straighten out those errors prior to certification. Perfect? Hardly. HCPB might be better...but NY gave up on that a loooong time ago because of PB Fraud.
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