berning-to-philly-2016:

@berniesrevolution can you signal boost?

OK, guys, this is kind of true, but also really misleading.  Here’s what Snopes has to say about it: Snopes article.

The upshot: These are laws and practices that are ALREADY IN PLACE and have been for years.  New York State does not allow passive electioneering, which is what “wearing Bernie gear to the polls” falls under.  And they aren’t cutting polling hours.  It’s just that some counties (it seems like they’re mostly in upstate and western NY?) have shorter polling hours for primaries than they do for general elections.

Snopes:

“There were grains of truth to the rumors circulating among voters ahead
of New York’s primaries. Voters were not allowed to engage in “passive
electioneering” via shirts, hats, or buttons within 100 feet of a
polling place on election Day. However, no one would lose the right to
vote, and the law was typically described as “rarely enforced.” A voter
might be asked to turn their shirt inside out or leave a hat in the car,
but would not be denied at the voting booth. Also, it was false that
any counties had primary hours cut; the law dictating a shorter voting
window throughout the state of New York was in effect before 1982, and
had nothing to do with the 2016 primaries.“

Of course, if someone at a polling place chooses to be an asshole, they can be an asshole, but that’s a whole other story.

PSA: That Shady Postcard You Got About The Primary Election Is Misleading

thessalian:

steviemcfly:

NYC followers: the Board of Elections sent out “correction” postcards to new voters (AKA Bernie voters) saying the primary is in September. It’s still April 19. You should still vote. In fact, bring two friends who weren’t going to vote as a “fuck you” to the people who were trying to trick young people out of voting in the first place.

This election is getting dirtier and more disgusting every time I turn around and the primaries aren’t even over yet.

PSA: That Shady Postcard You Got About The Primary Election Is Misleading

things to do & see in nyc for under $30:

lilypotterr:

  1. museum of modern art
  2. nyc rocky horror picture show
  3. upright citizens brigade
  4. belvedere castle
  5. the metropolitan museum of art
  6. evolution store
  7. dylan’s candy bar
  8. strand book store
  9. hidden subway station
  10. see a burlesque show
  11. museum of the moving image
  12. babeland
  13. brooklyn flea market

things to do & see in nyc for under $30: