NY-22 becoming a difficult lesson in voter rights, as candidates are 12 ballots apart


Danielle Lang, co-director of the Voting Rights program at the Campaign Legal Center, said the reforms passed this summer positively expanded access to mail-in voting because of the pandemic. But doing so did not come without complications. “Election officials that were not necessarily prepared for that skyrocketing number of absentee ballots and, quite frankly, the possibility of bad actors over-challenging ballots at the backend just simply because they think the vote count will favor them one way or another if they can get absentee ballots thrown out,” Lang said.

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