Yesterday John Fund at the National Review posted an article about the recent Democrat primary election in New York City where Charlie Rangel was declared the winner. Initially, Congressman Rangel was said to have won by 2,300 votes, but later that number dwindled to 802 and now sits at 945.
The article reports:
Not surprisingly, Espaillat (state senator Adriano Espaillat, Rangel’s primary opponent) is even more enraged. He has gone before a judge demanding a new election, given the irregularities he has found. He conceded defeat on Election Night only to see his 10-percentage-point loss shrink to almost nothing in the next day or so. Espaillat calls the election “a phantom procedure” and doesn’t think everything was bumbling or an accident. He notes that the Board of Elections ordered many bilingual poll workers to man precincts with few Hispanics on voting day. He said some of his own relatives weren’t even listed as registered voters.
The election coming up in November is important. As Americans, we need to know that everyone’s vote counts once. It is time to clean up the voter roles to remove those people who are no longer living and to remove anyone who is not legally entitled to vote. America needs an honest election in November.