It ain’t gonna happen…
Almost every primary this year before and AFTER the virus outbreak has been near or set records…
Including the ones where Republicans have tried use voter suppression techniques to stifle the overall vote…
And there have NO spikes in infections after the voting….
With increased mail-in ballot voting?
November’s election totals may be off the charts….
As candidates in New York and Kentucky duked it out during the last heated hours of their congressional primaries, voters faced a battle of their own: casting their ballots amid a global pandemic.
The two states were the center of the action nationally as a slate of progressive candidates in New York sought to repeat the success of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in ousting longtime Democratic incumbents and two Democrats in Kentucky fought for the chance to take on one of the most powerful Republicans in the country: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
After months of uncertainty around how the primary process would work in the time of coronavirus, voters still showed up to the polls in droves while many more opted to send in their ballots for the first time.
And while the true test of the day’s success will be in the final tally, a series of snafus in both states didn’t inspire confidence.
In New York City, voters are more or less used to some kind of foul-up at the hands of the city’s Board of Elections. Many told POLITICO they braved the threat of the coronavirus because they were never sent a mail-in ballot.
Brooklyn resident Jean Desrosiers is undergoing dialysis, putting him at high risk from Covid-19. He was among 1.7 million New Yorkers who requested a ballot, though like many others, his never arrived.
“Even if I can’t walk, I’m going to come out,” said Desrosiers, who uses a cane….