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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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    Conservative: Working Class Key to GOP 2020 Victory The GOP’s massive election losses in traditionally Republican suburban districts have “set it irretrievably on a new path,” suggests Henry Olsen at The Washington Post: Either it re-creates a coalition based on working-class voters, “or it dies.” Nearly every House seat Republicans lost was in “traditional, high-income...

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    Unless you’ve been living under a rock, the fact that last Tuesday’s massive voter turnout became a stress test for the city’s Board of Elections shouldn’t have been a surprise. Invariably, it seems every two years another chink in the board’s Election Day operations results in new self-inflicted wounds. This time it was long lines...

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    As if this year’s voting-machine mess wasn’t bad enough, the Board of Elections still hasn’t provided the city with answers on how it plans to reform following a blistering audit of its failures in the 2016 primary, city Comptroller Scott Stringer charges. It took the board — which was panned for its performance in last...

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    Mayor Bill de Blasio will have to go up against political allies if he wants to overhaul the city’s widely criticized Board of Elections. Brooklyn Democratic leader Frank Seddio and his Bronx counterpart, Marcos Crespo — who help pick the commissioners who run the board — told The Post they would oppose de Blasio’s push...

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    Back when Ed Koch was riding roughshod over New York politics, writer Jack Newfield mused that there were 10,000 people waiting to be the second person to punch Koch in the nose. Sure enough, when the mayor faltered, his opponents gleefully piled on. Donald Trump, a brash developer in those days, now finds himself in...

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    Embattled city Board of Elections Director Mike Ryan heard his agency called a “national embarrassment” during a City Council hearing Tuesday, where legislators didn’t buy his endless excuses for the chaos on Election Day. Ryan cited the new perforated ballots, old scanners, untrained poll workers and an antiquated state election law for hours-long waits that...

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    The manufacturer of the city’s jam-plagued ballot scanners misled the Board of Elections about the devices’ vulnerability to humidity, which likely contributed to the Big Apple’s Election Day meltdown, The Post has learned. Nebraska-based Election Systems & Software claimed its scanners could operate in any humidity level in a key document it filed as part...

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    New York City’s Board of Elections chair failed to properly report trips that were paid for by the company that manufactures the city’s vote-scanning machines, according to a report on New York 1. Michael Ryan serves on an advisory board for the company, Election Systems and Software, the channel reported Monday night, saying the company...

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    If demonstrated incompetence isn’t enough to force change at the city Board of Elections, how about ethical no-no’s? NY1 caught the board’s executive director, Michael Ryan, failing to report five trips paid for by the company that makes the city’s ballot scanners. Ryan did report four other trips, and blames clerical errors for the ones...

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    The embattled executive director of the city’s Board of Elections, Mike Ryan, said Tuesday he will step down from his junket-laden gig advising the manufacturer of city’s ballot scanners. Ryan made the announcement at the Board of Elections meeting following a report last week by NY1 that he took at least nine trips paid for...

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    Former City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito raced to get her nominating petitions to the Board of Elections early Thursday, scoring the first spot in the Feb. 26 special election for public advocate. “Proud to be the first campaign to file our petitions at 9 this morning,” she tweeted after dropping the signatures off at the...