NEW: The agency that oversees elections in NYC is staffed almost entirely by relatives & friends of political leaders, even the computer programmers. Many are incompetent. “The agency is chronically dysfunctional,” one current staffer said. With
The New York City Board of Elections is staffed almost entirely by relatives and friends of political leaders, even the computer programmers. More than a dozen current and former employees said that ineptitude is common and accountability is rare.
2 days ago the senior Senator from New York accused Republicans of doing nothing on election security.
Patronage hires who run NYC’s bungled elections: • Mother of former congressman • Friend of Manhattan’s Republican chairwoman • Son of former Brooklyn Democratic district leader • Wife of Council member By
"New York has clung to a century-old system of local election administration that is one of the last vestiges of pure patronage in government, a relic from the era of powerful political clubhouses and Tammany Hall."
Some staffers read or watch Netflix at the office, while others punch in and then go shopping or to the gym, current and former employees said.
The Board of Elections is fraught with political appointments & a patronage system that is a vestige form Tammany Hall. There’s a reason why we took that down. I think it’s time we reformed how we run our own elections.
Essential reporting from : “New York has clung to a century-old system of local election administration that is one of the last vestiges of pure patronage in government...”
Krueger "narrowly lost a 2000 State Senate race to Roy Goodman, the incumbent and a Republican Party leader with sway over the elections board. Months later...workers found hundreds of ballots in a Board of Elections air conditioning duct."
I can't pick one snippet to tweet from this story on the incompetence and nepotism at NYC's Board of Elections because each line makes me angrier than the one before it. Just read the whole thing.
Inside Decades of Nepotism and Bungling at the N.Y.C. Elections Board Some staffers read or watch Netflix at the office, while others punch in and then go shopping or to the gym, current and former employees said. report
Every NYC agency is the same story. It's not voter suppression (at least not intentionally), it's public corruption
"Check the ceiling tiles every night.’”