Comptroller Scott Stringer vowed Sunday to “take a sledgehammer” to the city’s voting system following the disappearance of 126,000 Brooklyn Democrats from election rolls that came to light during last Tuesday’s primary. “We have a broken voting system,” Stringer told NY1. “We’ve got to take a sledgehammer to this. We have to stop pretending this is a democracy.” His office is planning to audit the Board of Elections, but Stringer said the agency shouldn’t wait for his report. “The Board of Elections has to get their act together. First, they have to admit they have a problem,” he said.
The mass purge was caused by the combination of a data-entry error and the agency’s failure to send out postcards to Brooklyn voters who were about to be eliminated from the election rolls, sources told The Post.
Brooklyn Chief Clerk Diane Haslett-Rudiano was suspended from her $125,000-a-year gig without pay last Thursday.
Stringer also slammed Albany politicians for failing to change out-of-date voting laws. He called for same-day voter registration and pre-voting throughout the city.
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