It’s happening again……election ‘irregularities’ are now plaguing Brooklyn.
I like to cover these smaller local elections because they can really give us some insight into the kind of things which happen on a national stage.
We keep hearing that there is zero evidence for voter fraud in Presidential elections, yet we see a lot of problems in local elections. Problems that definitely point to issues with our system as a whole.
New reports are highlighting a 700 vote difference between registered voters, and ballots cast in the district of Brooklyn.
Where did the 700 votes come from?
Who cast them?
This is the exact type of thing that causes people to raise questions and have little faith in our election system. When we look, we seem to find ‘irregularities’ are fairly normal and occur quite often, so they’re not that ‘irregular’ now are they?
Take a look:
Non-partisan election watchdog uncovered a reported anomaly in the 2021 Brooklyn Primary.
The SMART elections group found “698 more scanned ballots than voters who checked in”
“The number of ballots is not ever supposed to be more than the number of voters who check in” https://t.co/7jlKEzBuCP
— Formerly Silent 🇺🇸 (@formerlysilent) June 28, 2021
700 more votes than voters in one City Council District in the 2021 Brooklyn Primary.
Sounds pretty reasonable to me.
Considering that it's ultra-sophisticated, ultra-intelligent New York City where some voters are more equal than others.https://t.co/HnMEyuUjcb
— Ted Joy (@TedJoy71) June 28, 2021
Becker News reports:
“We have discovered discrepancies that raise concerns and deserve further exploration,” the report continued. “These were reported to the coordinators at each poll site and directly to the Board of Elections. The Board of Elections responded by removing our project leader as a poll watcher and changing the information our poll watchers were allowed to view. Now we cannot collect the data necessary for the successful completion of the project.”
“We deeply respect the voters, candidates and poll workers who have committed so much time and effort to the election. They deserve to have confidence in it,” Friesdat added.
“At this point, we cannot assure the public that the results in all these locations are accurate, because the process is not transparent and we have not been allowed to check,” SMART elections continued.
“This lack of cooperation and transparency is unfortunate and unnecessary,” Friesdat added. “We hope that the Board of Elections will examine these issues fully and whole-heartedly commit to a respectful, transparent partnership with those engaged in public oversight.”
Here is the official report from watchdog group Smart Elections.US
The number of voters who check in must always be the same or close to the number of ballots scanned. This has nothing to do with affidavit or void ballots. Those are accounted for separately. Each voter who checks in successfully is given one ballot and is supposed to scan it themselves, unless there is a problem with the scanners. So the number of voters who check in is supposed to be close to the number of ballots scanned.
Sometimes voters leave without scanning their ballots – called “fleeing voters”. Because of this, the number of ballots scanned can be lower than the number of voters who check in. But the number of ballots scanned is not ever supposed to be more than the number of voters who check in.
On June 16th, 2021 we found 698 more scanned ballots than voters who checked in
This occurred at the close of polls at FDR High School at 5800 20th Ave. in Brooklyn.
At closing, there were 480 voters checked in, according to the numbers provided us by the coordinator, and one electronic poll book that we were allowed to view personally.
We examined the number of ballots scanned personally and it was 1178, meaning there were 698 more ballots scanned than voters checked in at that point in the Early Voting.