Thursday, November 20, 2008

Strange Days at the Queens Board of Elections

I'm guessing members of the Queens Board of Elections never thought their humble headquarters would become the borough's most popular watering hole.

The Gennaro-Padavan ongoing vote recount for the 11th District State Senate seat is causing quite a stir over on Queens Boulevard -- and for good reason. Many Democrats and activists are concerned after hearing reports of ballots being unfairly disputed by reps from the Queens County Republicans, some on the basis of race, they say.

Today, the New York State Democratic Senate Campaign Committee and voters staged a mid-day protest in front of the Board of Elections to urge members to count every vote.

And tomorrow -- same place, same time -- Assemblymember Darryl Towns of Brooklyn will lead a delegation from the Black, Puerto Rican and Asian Legislative Caucus to the Queens Board of Elections to observe the counting.

Assemblyman Peter Rivera, Assemblywoman-elect Grace Meng and State Sen. Martin Dilan are expected to attend.

When: Friday, Nov. 21 at 10 a.m.
Where: Queens Board of Elections
126-06 Queens Blvd.
Kew Gardens, NY

Read the entire Tribune article to learn more

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