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Was The New York Primary Riddled with Corruption and Chaos?

Early New York voters were met with frustration and disappointment as they arrived at the polls this morning. Some voting places were closed, or the person with the key hadn’t arrived. Some machines were unavailable or broken. Not only were some voters impeded from voting due to polling place problems, some 200 other registered voters have joined a lawsuit against New York. It seems that their party affiliation was changed without their knowledge, keeping them from being able to vote in the primary of their choice. There is no excuse for this kind of chaos on the morning of the New York primary.

In a race as heated as this one, with as much corruption and innuendo as has been experienced, there is no room for error. The kind of obstacles that were set against New York voters is absolutely unacceptable. The primary has been scheduled for literally years. It was not a last minute event.

New York is a winner take all delegates state. The stakes are extremely high for both sides of the aisle.

The Iowa caucuses were undeniably a fiasco. How can any kind of a coin toss be used in a technological voting system that the United States has in place?

The RNC has repeatedly commented that they decide who the presidential candidate will be, not the voters, drawing ire from all sides.

The Anti-Trump PAC threw the poison apple out by bringing the wives of both Donald Trump and Ted Cruz into the ring as sacrifice. Both men jumped up to defend their spouses (as they should) and name calling, finger pointing and hateful spew ensued.

The majority of the media is delightedly skewing the poll numbers and inciting a circus for the candidate they are backing, going so far as to ask nothing pertinent to the race or avoiding key questions about the candidate and the things they may be involved in or stand upon.

The Republican debates were a complete waste of time, as no objective, debate-schooled mediator could be found to direct the process in a logical way that served the issues. Instead they baited the candidates and incited name calling.

The Democratic Debates weren’t much better, but as the media seems to favor the Democratic Party, they were a little more civilized, but still lacking in key issue questions that would truly show where each candidate stands.

With all these problems, the New York primary tanking super big-time and deterring registered voters is a disaster.

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Candace Hardin

Candace Hardin resides in Atlanta, Georgia. She is fluent in Spanish and a student of Latin and history. She is a columnist on and has a blog, Originally from North Carolina, her writing and beliefs have been heavily influenced by the Appalachian culture and tradition.

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