The New York primary election fiasco appears like it is not going to abate anytime soon.
As reported earlier by the Inquisitr, more than three million Independent voters -- amounting to 27 percent of the electorate -- were not allowed to cast their ballots in the New York primary held on April 19. The state's closed primary system requires Independent voters to change their party affiliations six months before the ballot is cast, a rule disenfranchising many voters from taking part in the primary.
Election Justice USA, a group representing voters purged from the lists, filed a lawsuit in the days leading up to the primary that sought to open the infamously restrictive closed primary. Although the lawsuit was put off by a judge to be heard at a later date, disenfranchised Democratic voters were asked to cast their votes in provisional ballots.
According to SI Live, as many as 121,056 provisional and affidavit ballots were cast in New York, out of which nearly 40,000 provisional votes were cast in Brooklyn alone, which are set to be counted. If it happens, it could dent Hillary Clinton's delegate lead over Bernie Sanders in the state.