In New York City, residents gathered outside the Brooklyn Board of Elections office to protest the purging of 125,000 Democratic voters from the voting lists ahead of Tuesday’s primary. Kathleen Menagozi spoke out.
Kathleen Menagozi: “I’m here protesting for the purged voters. I was one of them. I registered in 2008, voted in 2008 and then voted again in 2012, checked my registration about, I would say, three weeks ago. I was told that they couldn’t find it in any of the boroughs. I also checked in Westchester County; they couldn’t find it there. And then they told me to give them a call back and that they were figuring it out. And then I called them back the day before I was supposed to go in and vote, and they told me that I was still not in their records, although they had seen that I had in fact voted in the past. So, I’m here today because voters shouldn’t be silenced, the voting process shouldn’t be as difficult as it is, and I’m not going to be silenced.”
Later, activists from the art collective The Illuminator staged another protest, projecting onto the Election Board building: “Where are our votes?”