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Democrats Do a No-Show

We all knew that voter turn out for this year’s Democratic run offs would be low. But this article shows just how poor it was. Also, the article refers to a Sunnyside polling booth. Does anyone know which one?

City of 8 Million Was a Ghost Town at the Polls

By NY Times

In the 97th Election District of the 79th Assembly District in the Morrisania section of the Bronx, the polls opened last Tuesday at 6 a.m. They remained open until 9 p.m. Not one of the district’s 58 enrolled Democrats turned out to vote for public advocate or comptroller in two citywide primary runoff races that are considered tantamount to election.

It was the same story in a Sunnyside, Queens, election district and another in Canarsie, Brooklyn: no votes at all.

To read more, click on: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/07/nyregion/07turnout.html?scp=5&sq=Sunnyside&st=cse

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KevinDay

The article refers to election districts. Each polling site has several booths, one for each election district. I have a friend who volunteers at the PS 199 polling site, and she says that there is an election district there that only has 4 registered voters! So probably that one, if not several others…

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