A Year After Brooklyn Voter Purge Scandal, a Timeline of Action and Inaction

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For many New Yorkers, Donald Trump's victory last fall is the only news they care about from last year's elections. But one year ago today, voters in this heavily Democratic town were heading to the polls in a closely-watched presidential primary featuring a marquis match-up between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. On the Republican side, it was Donald Trump versus everyone else.

The results revealed profound problems with the way New York runs elections. Thousands of voters showed up at the polls only to find their names had been removed from the books. As WNYC had already reported the day before, more than 100,000 voters were illegally purged by the city Board of Elections in Brooklyn alone.

Complaints poured into hotlines and politicians called for reform. Looking back, did they deliver?