USA Today: Vote-Count Debacle in New York City Adds Fuel to Raging Debate About Election Integrity


New York City’s Democratic mayoral primary was thrust into the national debate about voting rights and election integrity this week after election officials revealed they had erroneously included 135,000 sample ballots in tabulations made public Tuesday.

Election experts and political observers of both parties said Wednesday they doubted New York City’s fiasco would change many minds about the necessity of rewriting election laws in a variety of states.

But they did express concern that New York’s problems will further fuel Republican rhetoric and misgivings about how U.S. elections are conducted.

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