This article by Henry Rosoff is published by PIX11. Here is an excerpt:
New York lawmakers rallied for voting rights Thursday on the anniversary of the Capitol riot, when supporters of former President Donald Trump protested the results of the presidential election.
Election dysfunction in New York contributed, to an extent, to the doubts Trump sowed about the process. The 2020 primary between Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney and challenger Suraj Patel came down to absentee ballots, and a lawsuit revealed many thousands those ballots were tossed out for technical reasons, or never sent to voters on time in the first place.
Since that day, some aspects of voting in New York have improved. Fewer absentee ballots are thrown out for postmarking issues. And for the first time later this year, New York election officials will be allowed to open absentee ballots earlier, instead of waiting for weeks after Election Day.
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