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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

NY Mayor Bloomberg Calls Irregularities "Fraud"

Yesterday, New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg called the unofficial count of New York City's votes, which left Obama with zero votes in 80 election districts, "fraud".

Bloomberg's spokesman, Stu Loeser, reiterated the charge in an e-mail:

There are plenty of people arguing that the same error could have been made by mistake more than 80 times (and counting!), but the mayor is less sanguine. Certainly, if the system for administering elections was based on competence (and if the special-interest induced gridlock in Albany hadn't prevented the State from certifying new machines some time in the last 40 or more years), someone might have noticed that there's a problem where Sen. Obama apparently got no votes in areas where he clearly had a lot of support.

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