Firm That Bungled Brooklyn Absentee Ballots to Handle Do-Over as Cuomo’s Simpler Solution Gets Ignored

City election officials enlisted the firm behind the Brooklyn absentee ballot bungle to handle an elaborate do-over even as Gov. Andrew Cuomo called Wednesday for a simpler approach aimed at fending off White House attacks on mail-in voting. Earlier this week, Phoenix Graphics sent out a print run of 100,000 absentee ballots that included an […]

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How GOP-Friendly Firm Behind Brooklyn Absentee Ballot Bungle Scored $4.6 Million No-Bid Deal

The upstate firm responsible for sending mislabeled absentee ballot envelopes to thousands of Brooklyn voters notched a $4.6 million, no-bid contract after promising it would get the job done using a system dubbed “Electrack,” records show. “Electrack” apparently went off the rails with a computer glitch that shifted data — spurring a massive wave of […]

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HUD Secretary Carson Claims Fewer ‘Horrible Things’ in NYC Public Housing

Nearly a year after signing off on federal oversight of New York’s ailing public housing system, U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Benjamin Carson declared he’s hearing less “horrible things” about NYCHA. Carson argued Wednesday there’s been “substantial improvement” at the city Housing Authority — even as it’s blown numerous deadlines on tackling a fix-it […]

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