Suspended BOE Official Made Millions in 2014 Sale to Clinton-Supporter Nita Lowey’s Daughter

The sale, which earned Haslett-Rudiano more than $6 million takes on new dimensions in light of 125,000 voters she purged from the rolls


The sale, which earned Haslett-Rudiano more than $6 million, takes on new dimensions in light of 125,000 voters she purged from the rolls


Widespread rage flowed in New York after endless problems and confusions made the most important presidential primary in living memory a living nightmare, and a questionable affair, for thousands of New Yorkers.

Yesterday, Brooklyn's top election official was suspended after the removal of 125,000 voters.  As reported by NY1

 

Board officials say that Diane Haslett-Rudiano, the board’s chief clerk in Brooklyn, is suspended in the wake of a major controversy sparked by the removal of some 126,000 voters from the borough’s rolls.

 

 ... an official tells NY1 that Haslett-Rudiano may have "missed a step" when conducting that maintenance.

It is still unclear if the voter purge erased valid registered voters.

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced an investigation of the board on Wednesda

 

http://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/politics/2016/04/21/highest-official-at-city-s-boe-in-brooklyn-suspended-without-pay.html

As it turns out the story may yet go deeper. In 2014, Haslett-Rudiano turned a multi-million dollar return on a property she purchased in 1976 when she sold a much-maligned and abandoned brownstone on the upper west side of Manhattan.

The suspended official, who purchased the home for $5,000, sold it for $6.6 million -- to a company run by the daughter of Congresswoman and devoted Clinton-supporter. Nita Lowey.

Congresswoman Nita Lowey at a Bloomberg Rally
Congresswoman Nita Lowey's daughter runs a company that paid $6.6 million to Haslett-Rudiano. (Photo: Azi Paybarah/flickr/cc)

 

In fact, when Clinton kicked off her New York campaign on April 1, it was Congresswwoman Nita Lowey who introduced Hillary Clinton with adulating words to the crowd at SUNY-Purchase in Westchester.

Lowey's daughter, Dana Lowey Luttway, who runs Holliswood 76 LLC, as the West Side Rag noted, "is known for her skill at flipping upscale townhouses."
 
The sale, which earned Haslett-Rudiano more than $6 million takes on new dimensions in light of 125,000 voters she purged from the rolls.

 

UPDATED: Experience voting difficulties?: NY Comptroller Wants Your Stories

IMPORTANT UPDATE** Remember Stringer is a Clinton delegate.

Primary day voting was a messy and controversial affair in New York.

With both voter disenfranchisement and voter purging on the minds of many furious New Yorkers, Comptroller Scott Stringer has announced an audit of the New York City Board of Elections. Stringer, however, is a Clinton delegate, leading many to question whether the audit could possibly cast the Clinton political machine in a bad light.

Numerous independent and public media outlets reported on not just the purging and disappearance of thousands of Democratic voters, but also broken machinery, closed pollsites, misleading instructions from some pollworkers and even independents who were suddenly registered as Democrats.

“There is nothing more sacred in our nation than the right to vote, yet election after election, reports come in of people who were inexplicably purged from the polls, told to vote at the wrong location or unable to get in to their polling site,” Comptroller Stringer said. “The people of New York City have lost confidence that the Board of Elections can effectively administer elections and we intend to find out why the BOE is so consistently disorganized, chaotic and inefficient.  With four elections in New York City in 2016 alone, we don’t have a moment to spare.”

Stringer's team created a website where New Yorkers can report their voting difficulties. To tell the Comptroller’s Office your story about issues at the polls,  click here.

Earlier today, the state attorney general (which received more than 500 calls from New Yorkers about their voting experience) also announced an investigation (although when the results of either the state attorney general's investigation or the city comptroller's audit will be release is still a matter of uncomfortable mystery).

 

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