By Dartunorro Clark
Harlem — These residents are facing an uphill battle to vote — literally. The city's Board of Elections is being criticized for shuttering polling sites at two apartment complexes, forcing hundreds of senior citizens and disabled residents to trek up steep sidewalks to vote at a relocated site...City Councilman Mark Levine...compared the closings to Texas and North Carolina, where both states’ voting restrictions were ruled discriminatory by federal courts.
He said he will work with the residents to apply “as much public pressure as possible.”
“We have a major election coming,” he said. “Right here in Democratic New York City, we’re creating barriers to voting just like in North Carolina and Texas.