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Board of Elections clerk suspended amid voter complaints in Brooklyn

The city board of elections has suspended Brooklyn

The city board of elections has suspended Brooklyn chief elections clerk Diane Haslett-Rudiano as an investigation starts into voter complaints of being disenfranchised for the state's presidential primary on April 19, 2016. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Stephanie Keith

The New York City Board of Elections has suspended a clerk in its Brooklyn office after complaints of voting problems in the borough during the New York primary earlier this week.

The board’s executive committee voted on Thursday to suspend borough office chief clerk Diane Haslett-Rudiano without pay.

The Board of Elections said her suspension was effective immediately amid an investigation into the “administration of voter rolls” in Brooklyn.

The city said 125,000 Brooklyn Democrats were removed from the voter rolls ahead of the vote.

On Wednesday, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman opened an investigation into the city Board of Elections following more than 1,000 complaints lodged with his office in connection to primary voting.

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer also announced an audit of the board.

The city Board of Elections said it will cooperate with investigations launched by the attorney general's office and the city comptroller's office.


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