Neil A. Carousso is the producer of The 880 Weekly Rewind with Lynda Lopez, airing Friday nights at 7 PM on WCBS Newsradio 880. Each week Lynda talks with newsmakers for a deep dive into the top stories of the week and the impact it has on people.
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  • Low Voter Turnout Expected in New York, Virtual Democrat Monopoly

    By Neil A. Carousso

    It’s Election Day, but you may not be aware.

    Voting turnout in the 2013 New York City election was a record low 23 percent. A mere 14 percent of voters showed up for the September primary.

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    Compound this with Comptroller Scott M. Stringer’s recent audit showing problems at 90 percent of 156 polling sites examined.

    “What we found was just outrageous,” Comptroller Stringer said, citing, “People turned away at the polls, poll workers not realizing how they can get people to vote, ballots were voided.”

    Throughout New York State, only about 15 races of 213 legislative seats are competitive in any given year. Comptroller Stringer aims to increase voter participation.

    Republicans do not hold any seats in Manhattan. Besides Staten Island and parts of the State, one party holds a virtual monopoly of each district.

    The polls in New York City are open until 9 PM.

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    Featured Image: New York Daily News Photo.

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