- Associated Press - Sunday, May 15, 2016

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The state attorney general’s office has requested detailed accounting from the New York City Board of Elections on how certain people were purged from voting rolls for the April 19 primaries.

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman opened an investigation after his office received more than 1,000 complaints, mainly from voters turned away from casting primary ballots that included presidential races.

Members of his office’s Civil Rights Bureau met last week with city board officials to follow up on the list.

They are looking at the sample list for patterns or consistent trends that indicate larger registration issues statewide.

The office plans to ask several election boards in other counties to further investigate complaints there.

Some complainants said they were longtime registered Republicans or Democrats whose party status was changed without notification.

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