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Board Of Elections

  1. the city politic
    Who Won the Mayoral Primary?A complicated new voting system meets an archaic bureaucracy.
  2. politics
    The New York City Board of Elections Wins at Screwing UpA non-exhaustive list of scandals before Tuesday’s botched mayoral results.
  3. Clerical Error Puts Virginia’s House of Delegates in LimboRepublicans could still lose control or be forced into a power-sharing agreement.
  4. the racie for gracie
    De Blasio Finally, Officially Wins Primary Without a RunoffVote certified with four days to spare.
  5. democracy
    Believe It or Not, Those Old Voting Machines Don’t Work PerfectlyMany people complained.
  6. the racie for gracie
    Who Loves Lever Voting Machines? Not Everyone.Many are lining up to say, “I told you so.”
  7. election hangover
    NYC Still Counting Ballots From 2012 ElectionMore than 400 ballots just turned up.
  8. fontastic
    Board of Elections Slowly Making Progress on Absurdly Tiny Ballot FontWe’ve gained a whole two points!
  9. fontastic
    NYC Spices Up Primary With Illegible BallotsVoting can now serve as your annual eye exam.
  10. performance reviews
    Despite Botched Primary, NYC Board of Elections Thinks It’s Doing a Great JobWidely reported Election Day problems were the media’s fault.
  11. people who are unsatisfied with the current state of rent
    Jimmy McMillan Would Like $350 Million, PleaseThat sounds reasonable.
  12. board to death
    Awful Board of Elections Cans Executive DirectorHopefully he was responsible for all the boneheaded mistakes they’ve been making.
  13. early and awkward
    Mayoral Candidate Jimmy McMillan Has Some Choice Words for the Board of ElectionsAnd by choice, we mean profane. Very, very profane.
  14. intel
    Meet Phil V. Donahue: Patriot, Professional ‘Mean Santa’Like anyone else, we always assumed city bureaucrats were dull, passionless paper shufflers. But today the Times proves us wrong by introducing us to one Phil V. Donahue, the director of personnel at the city’s Board of Elections and our new favorite person. As you can see, Phil looks like Santa, if Santa joined ZZ Top. He also, the Times tells us, rides his Harley-Davidson lowrider from the Bronx to his office in the morning, belongs to that group of bikers who show up at the funerals of American soldiers, and, most importantly, recently filed a request with his board suggesting that he be sent to Afghanistan and Iraq to help soldiers with their absentee ballots because, he says, “They’re risking their lives for our rights and freedoms and a lot of them aren’t even getting the right to vote, and they’re more affected by the election than anyone.” Aw! He wants to go on his Harley, too. But wait — Phil gets even awesomer. Like many New Yorkers, he has a whole other career: “My evil twin is an actor,” he told us when we called him up to ask him if he was the selfsame Phil V. Donahue IMDb told us was in an upcoming independent movie, Street Revenge, in which a local street gang finds a briefcase full of money that they later find out belongs to one of New York’s biggest crime families. “I play a dirtbag biker named Luke,” he tells Intel. “My dirtbag biker partner and I are hired to hold a hostage. She is the daughter of the owner of a waste-management company who will not pay his share to the Godfather. Much bloodshed and destruction come about.” Phil has also been in several commercials, he says, and has been known, during the holidays, to appear at parties as a “Mean Santa.” We can’t think of anyone better equipped to go over to the Middle East and tell those insurgents who’s boss. Go, Phil! Election Official Wants to Help Troops at War Vote [NYT]