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Bloomberg Calls Voting Problems a "Royal Screw Up"
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Mayor Bloomberg had harsh words on primary day for the way the election was being run in New York City.
The mayor told reporters at City Hall that he's upset with reports of problems at the polls.
"Unfortunately, we are hearing disturbing reports that some polling sites have been very disturbing. We’ve been told of some polling sites that opened two to four hours late. That is a royal screw-up – and it’s completely unacceptable."
The city spent more than $77 million to buy thousands of new voting machines to replace the old level machines New York used for about 80 years. While some voters say they like the new optical scanning machines, others have complained of a lack of privacy at the polls, and confusion over how to use the new system.