Remember when Charlie Rangel, the incumbent representative from NY-15, defeated Sen. Adriano Espaillat in June’s primary election? Not so fast: a new report from the New York Daily News suggests Rangel might be involved in a party conspiracy to ensure his victory by wrongly disqualifying hundreds of paper ballots.
On Thursday, Election Board officials started a tally of the nearly 2600 ballots that had been submitted by people who tried to vote, but were told their name was not on the rolls. After the initial re-count, Rangel’s lead increased by another 131 votes. But consider two factoids: Rangel won the June primary by only 807 votes; and, Washington Heights and Inwood, Espaillat’s stronghold, has yet to be recounted, meaning that Rangel’s narrow lead could become significantly more narrow.…Read More