“Justice Dept. Seeks to Join Suit Over 117,000 Purged Brooklyn Voters”


The Justice Department announced on Thursday that it had filed a motion to join a lawsuit against the New York City Board of Elections, alleging that the board’s Brooklyn office violated federal voter registration law by erasing more than 117,000 Brooklyn voters from the rolls before the primary election simply because they had not voted in previous elections.

The filing accused the board of failing to take several steps that are normally required before a voter’s name is removed, and also raised concerns about how the board oversaw the Brooklyn office’s handling of the voter rolls.

Interesting timing. As I told Newsweek, I expect a lot of DOJ reversals on voting litigation decisions come the new administration.


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