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No county in true-blue New York state boasts a higher proportion of Democratic voters than the Bronx. But even though the 2012 vote in the Bronx will largely be taken for granted, hundreds of thousands in the borough will still turn out. And where there are voters exercising their franchise, there are stories to be told.
Bronx polling sites saw heavy turnout this morning.
After area redistricting sent some voters to an alternate polling site in Norwood, poll workers said they had prepared to send some away
Said one voter: "A lot of people are saying this isn't normal."
For four years Paul Bales has worked the polls on election day. He says this year is proving especially challenging.
“They never notified us. This is about losing our votes. People are getting discouraged,”
Some voters received conflicting messages about who could use the special ballots. And some polling places ran out of the documents.
Last-minute changes in polling sites left many voters in the Bronx confused about where to vote and in some cases, even prevented them from voting.
The third party's candidates don't expect to win. But they were happy to “have our voice heard.”
Poll workers ran ballots up and down the stairs between elderly voters and the scanners on an upper floor.
The juxtaposition of storm and ballot could be seen across the borough, with many makeshift polling sites sharing a roof or a plot of land with a relief center.
The shoreline neighborhood is pocket of conservatism in the heavily Democratic Bronx. A majority of the voters here voted for McCain in the 2008 election.
Pierre Mercredi is spending all day Tuesday volunteering to drive seniors and disabled people to polling stations across the Bronx.
It's the first presidential race for New York's new optical scan voting machines. Do they get a checkmark or an error message from voters?
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The overwhelming majority of New Yorkers live in Senate or Assembly legislative districts that lose out in the state’s "member item" discretionary spending system.
The Center for an Urban Future concludes that it will require more than just a new amusement operator to re-establish Coney Island and calls on the Bloomberg administration to take a series of actions to address the entrenched problems that have long undermined the area’s appeal.