On the morning of last year’s mid-terms, Salem Almaani was already in line at Raices Times Plaza Senior Center in Brooklyn, New York, when the polls opened at 6 a.m. This was his normal polling site, and though he’d recently moved down the block, he’d re-registered and been assigned the same location. However, when he gave his name to the poll workers, he didn’t appear on the rolls and was told to fill out an affidavit ballot.
Back home, he checked his registration online. Nothing came up under his name—neither an entry for his old address nor his new—and, three weeks later, he received a letter saying his affidavit ballot hadn’t counted because he’d voted in the wrong place. At the bottom of the page, it listed the correct site. It was Raices Times Plaza Senior Center.
The House of Representatives is currently investigating voting irregularities from the mid-terms in Texas, Georgia, and Florida. But it is New York, the epicenter of the #Resistance that, until passing reforms in January, was one of the worst states in the country for voter registration.
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