AG Schneiderman: voting problems ‘widespread, systemic and unacceptable’

NY AG Eric Schneiderman, seen here in 2012 with Associate US AG Tony West, released a report Tuesday investigating voting reforms [Justice Dep.]
NY AG Eric Schneiderman, seen here in 2012 with Associate US AG Tony West, released a report Tuesday investigating voting reforms [Justice Dep.]
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman released a report today in response to unhappiness with how primary elections were conducted in the state.

In a statement, Schneiderman said “The voting issues we uncovered during the April primary were widespread, systemic and unacceptable. The right to vote is the right that protects all other rights. New York must become a national leader by protecting and expanding voting rights throughout the state.”

Over 1,500 calls were made to the Attorney General, which the office says is 10 times the number of complaints from any previous election. Most of these calls were about barriers involving voter registration rules.

To remedy the situation, Schneiderman has a series of reforms bundled together as the 2017 New York Votes Act, but the Act will likely pass only if it receives support from Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Politico reports.

You can read “A Report On Voter Access In e 2016 Presidential Primary” here.

12/06/2016 4:45 PM by David Kinzer

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