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Brigid Bergin

Reporter

Brigid Bergin is the City Hall and politics reporter for WNYC. 

Her reporting has been featured on NPR, Marketplace, the BBC, ABC Radio, The Takeaway, NY1 and KPCC.  Previously she worked as the station’s general assignment reporter, filing for both WNYC and NPR and has covered a range of stories including Occupy Wall Street, the 2012 elections, and the aftermath of the massacre in Newtown, CT. She’s also traveled to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to report on the trial of the five men accused of plotting the September 11th terror attacks.

Brigid has a passion for breaking news and served as WNYC’s first Breaking News Producer. In that role, she directed on-air coverage for major breaking news events like the death of Osama Bin Laden and Hurricanes Irene and Sandy. She also managed WNYC’s dynamic morning team. Before becoming a journalist, Brigid spent more than eight years at JPMorganChase as a communications manager. She's also a proud graduate of the New York State public education system earning her B.A. at University at Albany and her M.A. from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

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The Brooklyn Voter Purge: By Age, Registration and Sanders Districts

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

WNYC obtained the list of purged voters in Brooklyn, and found that Hispanics were disproportionally represented. Here's what else we found.

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Latino Voters Hit Hardest By Brooklyn Voter Purge

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

When mapped by election district, an analysis by member station WNYC shows that Hispanic voters were disproportionately purged from the rolls when compared with all other groups.

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Congresswoman Requests Federal Monitors for City's Primary Election

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

The move came after WNYC revealed Hispanic voters in Brooklyn were hit hardest by the Board of Election's recent voter purge.

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Hispanic Voters Disproportionately Purged from Voter Rolls

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

WNYC reporters explain their investigation into the recent Brooklyn voter roll purge, which shows that Hispanic voters in District 7 were hit hardest.

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Brooklyn Voter Purge Hit Hispanics Hardest

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

WNYC analyzed 120,000 names dropped from the voter rolls before April's presidential primary. We found that Hispanic voters were removed at a higher rate than all other groups.

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Congressional Primary Candidates Debate Future of 13th District

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

The candidates hoping to succeed 23-term Democratic Congressman Charles Rangel took the stage at Hostos Community College in the Bronx Monday night.

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Why Voter Rolls Can Be A Mess

Thursday, June 16, 2016

"We can't keep updated lists. It's just impossible to do that," says Michael Ryan, executive director of the New York City Board Of Elections.

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New York State Board of Elections and Department of Motor Vehicles Sued for Discrimination

Thursday, June 09, 2016

A complaint filed in federal court Thursday accuses the state agencies of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act because their websites are not machine readable.

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City Officials Strike Early Budget Deal

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Mayor de Blasio and the Council finalized negotiations three weeks ahead of the deadline for the earliest agreement in 15 years.

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Board of Elections Returns Purged Brooklyn Voters to Rolls

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Voters who were purged from the rolls before New York's presidential primary are back in the books in time for the next election in June.

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Stringer Slams City Elections Board for Sloppiness

Monday, June 06, 2016

City Comptroller Scott Stringer called out the Board of Elections of New York City for failing to adequately tag and track $640,000 of electronic equipment. 

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De Blasio Takes Another Crack at Explaining "Agents of the City"

Friday, May 27, 2016

The mayor defended his right to keep correspondence between City Hall and a group of outside advisers secret.

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Fed Officials Force Board of Elections to Address Voting Rights Questions

Friday, May 20, 2016

Could the voter purge have been prevented by Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act?

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De Blasio Pledges to Revamp Deed Restriction Policy

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

After two recent cases have raised eyebrows, the mayor pledged to change the city's policy going forward.

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New York City Board of Elections Apologizes for Brooklyn Voter Purge — But Dismisses Calls for Reform

Friday, May 13, 2016

It was supposed to be a conversation about dollars and cents. But a Friday afternoon budget hearing for the Board of Elections spent more time on another topic: the Brooklyn voter purge.

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De Blasio Defends Former Nonprofit Against State Investigation

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

The mayor said the Campaign for One New York had cooperated with the state panel for a year but, "enough is enough."

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Second Brooklyn Election Official Suspended After Primary Foul Up

Thursday, May 05, 2016

A massive voter purge before New York state’s presidential primary — first reported by WNYC — contributed to widespread irregularities during last month's vote.

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Warning of Brooklyn Voter Purge Dates Back Weeks

Monday, May 02, 2016

A report from the Campaign Finance Board shows it reached out to the city Board of Elections about purged voters more than a month before primary day.

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Rangel Backs Wright

Saturday, April 30, 2016

The Dean of New York’s congressional delegation has officially backed a candidate to succeed him.

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Despite Years of Blowback, Board of Elections Fails to Change Its Ways

Friday, April 22, 2016

The troubles during Tuesday's primary are nothing new for the agency that manages New York City's elections and voter rolls.

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