Polling-site Corruption Enraged New Yorkers [Update]

Polling-site corruption enraged voters on November 8, 2016, around 6:00 A.M. EDT, as several New Yorker’s stood in line awaiting their chance to partake in this year’s presidential election.

Brooklyn

  • Located at 450 Pacific Street, Brooklyn, New York, at least 20 people were waiting for the doors of Public School 38 the Pacific School for a half hour before leaving for work.
  • Public School 9 Teunis G. Bergen, located at 80 Underhill, Brooklyn, NY 11238, had a 2-hour delay.

Many New Yorkers were enraged with polling-site corruption as they stood on long lines to no avail.

Bronx

Bronx County Supreme Courthouse located at 851 Grand Concourse Bronx, NY, could not adequately accommodate the voters with mobility impairments.

New York, NY

  • CS 154 Harriet Tubman Learning Center, located at 250 West 127th Street New York, NY, only had 1 of 4 working ballot scanners producing a 2-hour delay for voters.
  • Yorkville Community School located at 412 E. 88th Street New York, NY, only had one of six ballot scanners working, producing a 2-block line.

New Yorkers throughout the city are enraged about the polling-site corruption they have experienced.

Update: NY Daily News
The Board of Elections has released that a mistake by an office clerk has omitted 126,000 registered voters names from the voter’s list this past April.
Edited & written by Jhayla D. Tyson

Sources:
Pix11: Broken Machines, Vanishing Names Leave New Yorkers Waiting for Hours at Polling Stations

New York Times: Long Lines and Minor Glitches for Voters on a Peacefull Election Day

NY Daily News: NYC Voters Complain of Long Lines, Broken Scanners

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44 Injured in New Jersey Double Bus Crash Inside Lincoln Tunnel [Update]

On September 26, 2016, at approximately 8:50 A.M. PDT, 44 people were injured in a double transit bus crash inside the middle section of the Lincoln Tunnel in New Jersey.

‘ABC7 NY’, reported that, “A transit bus carrying 37 passengers from Ridgefield, New Jersey, in route to the Port Authority Bus Terminal located at 625 8th Avenue, New York, NY 10018; rear-ended a fellow transit bus headed to the same location, which carried over 50 passengers.”

The New Jersey Police Department released at 10:25 A.M. PDT, in which both buses, debris, and all passengers injured in the double bus crash inside Lincoln Tunnel were cleared out of the middle section promptly.

According to ‘NBC New York,’ “44 passengers were hurt; the worst condition reported was a fractured jaw, all other injuries were non-life threatening.” As Lincoln Tunnel reopened around 11:30 A.M. PDT, all motorists traveling towards New York City endured strenuous delays.

The New Jersey Transit Authority along with the New Jersey Police Department, have not released publicly if the family members of those injured were informed about their loved ones. The current conditions of the 44 passengers injured inside Lincoln Tunnel during a double transit bus crash in New Jersey have not yet been updated.

Edited & Written by Jhayla D. Tyson

Sources:

ABC7NY: 2 New Jersey Transit Buses Collide in the Lincoln Tunnel; at Least 28 Injured

Fox News: More Than 40 Reported Hurt After 2 Buses Bound for NYC Crash in Lincoln Tunnel

NBC New York: Nightmare Commute After 2 Buses Headed for NYC Collided in Lincoln Tunnel, Injuring 44

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Fatal J’Ouvert Celebration in Brooklyn, New York

On September 5, 2016, at approximately 3:45 A.M. PDT, reports of a fatal shooting during a J’Ouvert (official start of Carnival for people of Caribbean descent) celebration in the heart of Crown Heights, Brooklyn, New York was reported by witnesses. At least five separate incidents occurred after turmoil exploded during the J’Ouvert celebration earlier this morning.

According to ‘Pix11’, “At least four unrelated occurrences happened during the overnight party in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, New York. Two victims were pronounced dead on arrival at Kings County Hospital”.

Fatal Timeline During J’Ouvert Celebration in Brooklyn, New York:

*3:45 A.M. PDT, 17-year-old Tyreke Borel, shot in proximity to Empire Boulevard and Flatbush Avenue, Pronounced dead at Kings County Hospital.

*In an hour or less later, 22-year-old Tiarah Poyay received a gunshot wound to the face n front of 44 Empire Boulevard, she was pronounced dead at Kings County Hospital.

*Minutes later, 3rd shooting at Clarkson and Rogers Avenues, resulting in a 20-year-old receiving a gunshot in the leg, he is in stable condition.

*Lastly, right before 5:00 a.M. PDT, a young woman was stabbed at Empire Boulevard and Ocean Avenue, her condition is unknown.

Thus far, the NYPD has five potential suspects detained.

Written By Jhayla D. Tyson

Sources:
Pix11: Victims 22 and 17, Killed at J’Ouvert Celebration in Crown Heights ID’d

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Hillary Clinton May Have Had Advantages in New York Primary

Hillary Clinton may have had advantages in the New York primary, held on April 19, 2016. Having the help and support of her husband Bill Clinton, former President of the United States of America, has been a great aid to the Clinton campaign. In regards to Hillary’s fellow Democratic rival, the established reputation the Clinton’s have among New Yorkers proposes a threat to the Bernie Sanders campaign.

According to the Daily News, “Polling sites statewide are scheduled to begin at 6:00 A.m local standard time, to 9:00 P.m local standard time. Residents of Queens and Brooklyn have posted to social media sites confirming that their local polling locations opened after 8:30 A.m local standard time and poll booths had not been set up.”

In an interview with the Daily News John Opdycke, President of Open Primaries stated, “The New York primary is closed, which allows Democrats and Republicans who registered to either party before Oct. 2015. Potentially three million New York residents will not be qualified to vote in the Democratic or Republican primary on April 19, 2016.”

As of April 2016, rival Democrat Bernie Sanders has won most of the primary elections held. As both Democratic contenders prepare themselves for the results of the 2016 Democratic primary, the weight of 291 delegates in New York adds to the uncertainty of who is proposed to win.

The closed primary in New York may have given Clinton an advantage over Sanders’ campaign because his supporters consist of a lucrative number of independents. According to Yahoo News. “In New York, Clinton has endorsements from Governor Andrew Cuomo, all of New York’s Congressional delegation, local unions and Bill de Blasio, Mayor of New York City.”

By Jhayla D. Tyson

Sources:
Daily News: New York City Primary Voters Outraged by Broken Machines, Closed Polling Places
Gothamist: [Updates] The NY Primary Polls are Open (For Registered Democrats & Republicans)
Yahoo: Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders Battle for Momentum in New York’s Democratic Party

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