Gothamist is reporting that a booth has been setup in South Williamsburg to encourage Jews to vote for a set of recommended candidates for a cash prize. From Gothamist:
A 16-year-old who said he was being paid $350 to man a booth a little more than 100 feet from the polling station at IS 71 told us that families of area yeshiva students received this card in the mail before the election. The card promises entry into a raffle boasting $250 cash prizes and gift certificates when presented to a worker after voting. You could also pick up one of the special cards from a van sitting outside the polling station.
Who does the UJC seemingly endorse? According to the literature taped to the table: Bill Thompson for mayor, Stephen Levin for councilmember, Scott Stringer for Comptroller, Daniel Squadron for Public Advocate and Charles Hynes for Brooklyn DA.
The 16-year-old at the table told us that the voters handed him cards because “They agreed to vote for Hynes.” We were told that there were at least five of these tables at other voting locations in Williamsburg.
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