Not even a Senate candidate is immune from strange goings on at the polling sites. Wendy Long, the Republican candidate for Senate in New York, said she went to cast her vote Tuesday morning and got the runaround from a poll worker. Voting in the very blue New York borough of Manhattan, where voters fill out paper ballots, slip them into a “privacy sleeve” and then insert them into a scanner, Long said she had hers ripped away by a poll worker. "It was either just really bad training and complete ignorance or it was malfeasance.” - Wendy Long, New York Senate candidate. "A poll worker who was at the scanner studied my private ballot and proceeded to tell me that it was rejected because I did not 'fill in every space,’” Long said. “She then proceeded to indicate that I should mark the Democratic line all the way down.” Long, a seasoned attorney who was a clerk for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and has served as an adviser to Mitt Romney for several years, said she knew better. She had elected not to mark the boxes next to Democrats who were running unopposed in local races, but that should not have made her ballot invalid. “I said, I'm sorry, but that just can't be the case ... that would force me to vote for people I don't want to vote for,” Long, 52, recounted.Long, who appeared on both the Conservative and Republican lines, was soundly defeated by Democrat incumbent Sen. Kirstin Gillibrand, winning only 28% of the vote.
Saturday, November 17, 2012
On Election Day, NY's Republican candidate for US Senate was instructed by a poll worker to fill in her ballot for Democrats
From Eric Dondero: This is perhaps the most outrageous example of Democrat voter fraud at polling places from the election. But outside of Fox News it has received virtually no media coverage. From Fox, "'You have to vote for Dems,' NYC poll worker tells ... GOP Senate candidate":