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‘Printing Error’ Lists All Registered Voters Democrat in GOP-Leaning County

A ‘printing error’ caused all voters in Nassau County, New York being listed as Democrats on their voter ID cards received in the mail.

Many voters in the Republican-leaning county noticed the typo and immediately began calling officials.

Some residents were noticeably upset and confused by the typo.

The printing company said a ‘human error’ caused the typo and apologized for the mistake.

A company spokesperson said it was “an isolated event, but we apologize for our mistake, especially to Nassau County officials, who bear no responsibility for this problem.”

NBC 4 reported:

Many voters in the GOP-leaning Long Island county got their voter ID cards in the mail on Tuesday, and a half-million who got their cards saw a pretty glaring typo: All the cards say voters are registered Democrats, when in fact they might be Republican, independent or members of another political party.

And with the primary a month away, the mistake is sparking confusion.

“We’re already starting to get phone calls from people, saying ‘I’m a registered Republican, I’m a registered Conservative – how come I’m being identified as a Democrat? Who changed my registration?’ And they’re quite upset about it,” said Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman.

The cards were mailed out to let voters know about their polling location. But now the mistake has led to many unhappy people.

“There’s a lot of confusion, there’s a lot of people emotionally upset about this,” said Blakeman.

So who is to blame? Blakeman pointed fingers at the printing company, Phoenix Graphics out of Rochester, which was hired by the county’s Board of Elections.

As Pix 11 noted, Long Island leaned Republican in the 2022 midterm elections.

All four congressional districts serving Suffolk and Nassau counties now have Republicans representing them, while before the numbers were evenly split.

The newly elected members of Congress said that the former president and leader of their party, Donald Trump, factors into the landscape they’ll navigate as they head to Washington in January. An expert on suburban political change, however, advises that they keep in mind another ex-politician: a former member of Congress from the island.

On Wednesday morning, in the same ballroom in Baldwin where they’d celebrated victories the night before, Nassau County GOP election victors gathered for a meet-and-greet news conference convened by the county leader for their party, Joseph Cairo.

He drove home the significance of the party’s Long Island election victories in his opening comments.

“Every Republican candidate carried Nassau County,” Cairo said, pointing out that even in the party’s unsuccessful bid for the Governor’s Mansion, their candidate, Rep. Lee Zeldin, won Nassau and Suffolk Counties by double digits.


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