Barrett Seaman | The Hudson Independent | Sept. 16, 2022
They show up on your doorstep, asking about your voter registration status. If you have recently moved (which, chances are, they already know), they will ask if you are still registered to vote in your previous location. According to the pro-democracy group Common Cause, they often present themselves as official election workers, “claiming voters are illegally registered to vote after moving, targeting people who have moved from one county to another, claiming that their crime is to be registered in two different counties.”
“In 13 counties across the state,” reports Susan Lerner, Executive Director of Common Cause New York, “strangers have knocked on voters’ doors to question the voters about their registration status. Many, but not all, are reported to have been impersonating election officials.”
While there have not been incidents reported in Westchester to date, the group suspected of organizing this, New York Citizens Audit, has filed papers in the county alleging impropriety in the voting rolls. According to county Democratic Party chair Suzanne Berger, they have appeared at village board meetings in Ardsley and Scarsdale….