1,600 Votes in Brooklyn From Last Year’s Presidential Election Were Only Counted Last Week

Finding renews doubts the board will be able to handle mayoral election later this year.

	US President Barack Obama smiles as First Lady Michelle Obama gives the thumbs-up following Obama's speech on election night November 6, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. President Barack Obama swept to re-election Tuesday, forging history again by transcending a slow economic recovery and the high unemployment which haunted his first term to beat Republican Mitt Romney.

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images    Almost 6 months after President Obama — seen here with First Lady — began his 2nd term, the votes of some 1,600 Brooklyn residents who went to the polls were not counted until this week.

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This is democracy?

Nearly six months after President Obama began his second term, the votes of some 1,600 Brooklyn residents who went to the polls were not counted until this week, the Daily News has learned.

Good government groups reacted with outrage — saying the bungling raises new questions about the ability of the Board of Elections to conduct an error-free mayoral election later this year.

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