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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…


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Where did 120k registered Brooklyn Democratic voters go?

More on the mysteriously decreasing number of registered Democrats in Brooklyn, New York City. Mayor Bill de Blasio has ordered the New York City Board of Elections to investigate why more than 63,000 registered Democrats were dropped from the voting rolls since last fall.



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40,000 Verizon Workers Strike Against Corporate ‘Race to the Bottom’

Tens of thousands protest Verizon’s plan to cut middle class jobs despite raking in billions in profits   Verizon workers across the East Coast marched in picket lines on Wednesday in the largest U.S. strike in recent memory to protest the “corporate greed” of the multinational communications behemoth. Verizon has failed to negotiate a fair contract with its employees despite making billions in monthly profits and multiple concessions on the part of union members. Verizon employees’ contract expired eight months ago and talks over a new contract, which have gone on for ten months, broke off last week. About 40,000 members of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBW) unions are joining in the strike. “We’re standing up for working families and standing up to Verizon’s corporate greed,” said CWA District 1 Vice President Dennis Trainor in a press statement. “If a hugely profitable…