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    New York state’s Board of Elections is providing voter information to the federal commission investigating possible fraud at the polls despite Gov. Cuomo’s refusal to comply with an earlier request. “New York refuses to perpetuate the myth voter fraud played a role in our election,” Cuomo said in June. “We will not be complying with...

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    ALBANY — In an unusual move, the state Board of Elections is suing a group of breakaway Democrats and the Independence Party, claiming a campaign fund they set up together is illegal. Risa Sugarman, the board’s enforcement officer, charged in a suit earlier this month that the Independent Democratic Conference violated the law by teaming...

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    Allies of convicted felon Hiram Monserrate say they will file a lawsuit against the city’s Board of Elections for moving polling sites from his stronghold in LeFrak City in Queens. They claim the move was engineered by the Queens Democratic Party to hurt Monserrate in the Sept. 12 Democratic primary for the City Council. Monserrate...

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    How loose are New York’s campaign finance laws? Well, the state Board of Elections is looking into whether a union’s political chief broke the letter or merely the spirit of the law by simultaneously serving as a party co-chairman. The BOE has subpoenaed info on work done by Communication Workers of America District 1, a...

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    Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, was registered as a woman when he voted in November’s election, according to a report on Wednesday. Records from the New York State Board of Elections show Kushner’s gender is listed as “female” on the registration dated Nov. 24, 2009, and that he didn’t declare a party...

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    Jared Kushner had not actually registered to vote as a women, despite reports, but was instead the victim of a “database error” from the Board of Elections. A story published in Wired Magazine Wednesday claimed that Kushner had voted as a female by citing his registration information. A spokesperson for the NY Board of Elections...

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    The New York City Board of Elections reportedly admitted violating election laws by purging 200,000 voters from its rolls before last year’s presidential primary. The board agreed with the activist group Common Cause to take steps to restore voter rights and prevent future illegal purges, a draft settlement obtained by WNYC said. The problem was...

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    A survey of 156 of the city’s more than 1,000 poll sites during last year’s elections found 90 percent with serious problems — including poorly trained staff who routinely bungled ballots, according to a scathing audit released Friday. Comptroller Scott Stringer called the findings “deeply concerning” and said the problems uncovered were “systemic.” It was...

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    The state Senator who is trying to unseat Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino is calling on the Board of Elections to investigate the use of county workers on his campaign. Sen. George Latimer, a Democrat, claims that Astorino’s camp crossed a line by “pressuring” government workers to use paid time off to help his campaign....

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    Teams of translators hired by Mayor de Blasio’s administration to assist Russian- and Haitian Creole-speaking voters will have to station themselves more than 100 feet from polling places on Election Day, the city Board of Elections said Monday. The announcement came hours after The Post exclusively revealed that NYPD cops had been told not to...

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    Lame duck Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito is trying to appoint a pal to a key patronage post at the city Board of Election in a “November surprise” before she leaves office, outraged Democratic Party leaders charge. Mark Viverito wants to name gay activist and environmental lawyer Andy Praschak as the next Manhattan Democrat Party commissioner...

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    Democrats in the City Council are on the verge of giving outgoing Speaker Melissa Mark Viverito a parting gift by approving a close pal to a plum patronage post at the Board of Elections, sources said Wednesday. Manhattan Democrats on the City Council informally voted to nominate Andy Praschak as the next Manhattan Commissioner on...

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    The Manhattan Democratic Party is filing a lawsuit today to block City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito from appointing a pal as Board of Elections commissioner. By custom, the county party leaders make the appointment to the top patronage post. But in an ongoing feud, Viverito and her council allies have rejected recommendations made by Manhattan...

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    Self-described reformer Melissa Mark-Viverito is trying to become a political boss — with a say over patronage and access to the ballot — in the waning days of her tenure as City Council speaker, sources claim. That’s the reason why she’s pushing so hard to appoint her pal, Andy Praschak, as the next Manhattan Democratic...

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    City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito is accused of making a power grab that even a Manhattan judge said he found “shocking’’ on Monday. Manhattan Democratic Party leader Keith Wright is suing political rival Mark-Viverito in state Supreme Court, claiming she is trying to usurp years of tradition to appoint her pal to a major patronage...

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    A Manhattan judge Tuesday issued a stunning rebuke to City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito — finding that she flouted two laws and even the state constitution in a behind-the-scenes power struggle with a political foe. Mark-Viverito and her council cronies “attempted to appoint a commissioner in a closed-door meeting in violation of the Constitution, the...

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    Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito’s failure to control 100-plus Board of Elections jobs after she leaves the City Council at year’s end is a win for the rule of law. Though not exactly a triumph for good government: It leaves the jobs in the hands of Manhattan Dem chief Keith Wright, who last we checked was still...

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    State Senate Deputy Minority Leader John DeFrancisco filed paperwork with the Board of Elections Monday to run for governor. The official announcement from the Syracuse Republican is expected Tuesday. He’ll face a long line of fellow GOPers competing for the right to take on Gov. Cuomo in November. They include Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb;...

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    State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is criticizing the state Board of Elections for trying to roll back the power of its chief enforcement officer. Changes proposed Thursday would weaken Risa Sugarman’s power to investigate and charge candidates and campaigns for running afoul of state election laws. “Risa Sugarman has been a critical partner in my...

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    The chief investigator for the state Board of Election is questioning the legality of hundreds of thousands of donations given to a group of former renegade Democratic state senators who until recently were allied with Republicans. A judge ruled last month that Sen. Jeff Klein and the state Independence Party created an illegal fundraising committee...

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