Officials: Firing At Board Of Elections Won’t Affect Midterm

NEW YORK (CBS 2 / WCBS 880) — The crucial midterm elections are just six days away but the New York City Board of Elections was without a chief Wednesday.

LISTEN: WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb with reaction from Mayor Bloomberg

The Board’s commissioners voted out Executive Director George Gonzalez on Tuesday. The firing came after a series of problems with a new computerized voting system and the ballots prepared for the general election.

Gonzalez had only been on the job for three months.

Election officials insisted his departure will have no impact on next Tuesday’s election, however.

  • DanTe

    Why would NYC need a voting board? The dead will just vote for Bloomberg or the dumbacrats, as usual.

  • fine

    nothing being said has to do with the article!!

  • please

    enough already, see the real disease taking over this country

  • Skipper

    Saved jobs? Growing government only puts a more costly monkey on the taxpayers’ back as the govt produces nothing of value to the gross national product.

  • Tom Degan

    Hoping that the American people will make an intelligent decision nine days from now when they storm into voting booths all across this troubled land is probably wishful thinking. Frank Rich made an interesting observation in his New York Times column Sunday morning. As angry off as they are about being taxed by the big, black Bolshevik boogie man in the White House, recent polling shows that the overwhelming majority of them are unaware of the fact that ninety-five percent of them are actually being taxed less under this president then they were under the previous one (Remember that guy?) They haven’t a clue that the economy has actually improved noticeably since he was inaugurated in January of 2009 – and they’re not about to give him an ounce of credit for saving three million jobs. Hell, most people who describe themselves as “Conservative” refuse to believe that he is an American citizen! Was this a great country or what?

    I feel it my duty to emphasize here, the fact that he is the first African American president has not a thing to do with the people’s rage. That’s just a coincidence.

    I just made a twenty dollar bet with myself that I could write those last two sentences and keep a straight face. I lost.

    Tom Degan
    Goshen NY

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