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    The state’s top election watchdog is demanding that the former caucus of breakaway Democrats in the state Senate refund up to $1.4 million in contributions that they received by gaming campaign finance rules — potentially imperiling their campaigns for reelection. State Board of Elections’ Enforcement Counsel Risa Sugarman outlined the proposed punishment in a letter...

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    The Board of Elections has refused to put an Assembly candidate on the ballot for the upcoming Democratic primaries — because she neglected to note in official paperwork she was “female.” When Penny Mintz filed her petitions with the Board on July 11 for the 66th Assembly District seat, she identified herself as a “Member...

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    In a rare show of bipartisanship, the state Board of Elections is expected to approve new rules Wednesday that will seriously handcuff one of the few independent investigators of political corruption. That’s Albany for you. Approval by the board’s commissioners (two Democrats, two Republicans) would rein in the powers of its independent chief-enforcement counsel, Risa...

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    Commissioners on the state Board of Elections approved controversial new rules Wednesday to rein in the authority of its chief investigator. The board, in a 3-1 vote, gave itself more power over subpoenas issued by Chief Enforcement Counsel Risa Sugarman. While the board already has the power to approve subpoenas in specific probes, it now can...

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    A group of progressive state Senate candidates challenging former members of the disbanded Independent Democratic Conference demanded Thursday that they return more than $1.4 million in campaign donations solicited through an “illegal slush fund.” Speaking outside City Hall, the insurgent candidates called on eight former IDC members to return money they received from a fundraising...

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    The voting system in New York City is so broken that even Dante de Blasio — who was brandishing his voting registration card — wasn’t able to cast his ballot by machine, Mayor de Blasio said Thursday. The mayor said his son brought the voting registration card to a polling site at the Yorkville Community...

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    The office run by the city’s new chief democracy officer botched its first assignment by sending out inaccurate letters warning 400,000 voters they might not be able to cast ballots in November because they’ve been placed in the “inactive” roll. Some people who got the letters immediately took to Twitter to express bewilderment. “Got a...

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    A botched mass mailing to 400,000 registered voters that incorrectly warned they could be booted off the rolls cost taxpayers $200,000, officials said Wednesday. As of this week, there were 527,000 voters on city Board of Elections “inactive” roll. Rather than contact voters directly, Mayor de Blasio’s new Democracy NYC office instead subcontracted the job...

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    The state Board of Elections is demanding Mayor Bill de Blasio’s new “Democracy NYC” office provide answers about a botched mailing to 400,000 city voters — or face a subpoena for the information. In a letter fired off Wednesday to “Chief Democracy Officer” Ayirini Fonseca-Sabune, election board co-executive directors Todd Valentine and Robert Brehm said...

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    Hours after Mayor de Blasio tried to downplay the city’s botched mailing notifying voters they had been placed in the “inactive” file, his administration conceded that 30,000 of the letters were sent in error. At a press conference Thursday, the mayor said the key point in the whole fiasco was that “very few — some,...

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    Mayor Bill de Blasio’s DemocracyNYC project just screwed up so badly that it has puzzled the Board of Elections. The city BOE fielded at least 1,600 calls this week from long-active voters who’d opened letters from DemocracyNYC warning they might be unable to vote next month. And they were just a fraction of the 400,000...

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    I became a US citizen May 18, and at the swearing-in-ceremony at a downtown federal building, I was happy to see a perky representative from the New York State Board of Elections. She promised to register new citizens to vote. Along with 149 others from 51 countries on that chilly morning, I pledged allegiance to...

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    The city Board of Elections has taken down a video that showed voters how to cast a ballot — by marking a spot for Gov. Andrew Cuomo — after The Post posted a story about the spot on Monday. The 55-second video featured images of the two-page ballot, with a darkened oval mark over Cuomo’s...

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    City Council Speaker Corey Johnson called for the resignation of the director of the city Board of Elections amid pandemonium at the polls Tuesday — as the official blamed the slew of broken machines on the soggy weather. Some residents were forced to wait more than two hours to cast their ballots after scanning machines...

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    Mayor Bill de Blasio said the city’s Board of Elections must be overhauled following widespread problems at the polls Tuesday — and called for it to happen before “the biggest turnout we’ve seen in our lives” coming in 2020. “The answer is we have to go Albany in the legislative session coming up and change...

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    Hey New York, those hours-long lines are just democracy at it’s finest! That’s embattled Board of Elections boss Michael J. Ryan’s spin on the epic waits that greeted voters as they lined up to cast their ballots Tuesday — as he blamed high turnout and a two-page ballot for causing the problems. “When a lot...

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    Board of Elections boss Michael Ryan resumed his post-election spin Wednesday, blaming widespread reports of malfunctioning ballot scanners on a massive paper logjam and antiquated technology. “In four out of five boroughs, we had to have a two-page, four-sided ballot — that means that almost 4 million pieces of paper passed through those scanners yesterday,”...

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    Voting in New York City has been far too hard for far too long. Tuesday’s midterm election was the last straw. New Yorkers did their jobs. They turned out in record numbers. The poll sites should have been ready. They weren’t. Machines broke. Back-up plans faltered. There weren’t enough folders to keep ballots dry in...

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    It was another Election Day of horrors at polling places across the city, with thousands forced to wait in hours-long lines after ballot-scanning machines broke down. What will it take for the Board of Elections to get its job right? In a column for The Post, Mayor de Blasio and City Council Speaker Corey Johnson...

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    City election officials admitted Wednesday there are no assurances that future voting — including a 2020 presidential race with likely epic turnout — would go any more smoothly than the Election Day debacle of monster lines, busted machines and late polling-site openings. The only solution Board of Elections boss Michael Ryan offered was a vague...

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