EXCLUSIVE TO YWN – David Greenfield, an attorney and community advocate, has launched an investigation into dozens of complaints that he received from registered voters who were denied the opportunity to vote in yesterday’s Primary Election.
Mr. Greenfield spent Primary Election Day as a volunteer election lawyer working from 5am to 10pm to make sure that every single registered voter could vote and that every vote was counted. “A basic principle of our democracy is that every single vote should count,” said Greenfield, “While going from poll site to poll site yesterday to ensure that our community’s votes were counted, I received an unprecedented number of complaints from community voters who were denied the opportunity to vote,” Greenfield explained.
Based on initial reports, it appears that in yesterday’s election hundreds of people were not allowed to vote on voting machines and instead were forced to use “affidavit ballots.” Still hundreds more were turned away from the polling sites, not allowed to vote, without even the courtesy of an explanation.
As a result, David Greenfield is launching an investigation to make certain that every single vote is counted. Based on the results of his investigation, Greenfield will take all necessary action, including legal action, to ensure that our community’s voters are not disenfranchised.
“Hundreds of people took their children with them to the polls yesterday and were turned away. What kind of message is that sending to our children?” Greenfield asked. “The polls have closed and these election results will not change, however, we can not stand silently by while our community members are denied their very basic right to vote in an election.” Greenfield continued. “With the presidential election only weeks away, we need to be absolutely sure that every eligible voter has the opportunity to make their voice heard and their vote count.”
If you had a problem voting yesterday that you would like Greenfield to investigate, please email your name, address and specific voting complaint to David Greenfield at [email protected] or call the disenfranchised voter hotline at (347) 562-1224.
(Dov Gordon – YWN Desk)