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There were fewer than 100 voters at a Chinatown polling station on a rainy day in the New York presidential primary.

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There were fewer than 100 voters at a Chinatown polling station on a rainy day in the New York presidential primary.

On this year’s primary election day for presidential candidates from both parties in New York State, New York City faced persistent wind and rain, and votersvoteLess enthusiastic. At the Confucius Building polling station in Manhattan’s Chinatown, less than 60 people showed up to vote from morning opening until noon.

Henry Chan, coordinator of the Confucius Building polling station, said that the polling station opened at 6:30 am that day and by about 3:00 pm there were less than 60 voters registered, making it the most deserted election. In her memory. Most of those who voted were elderly women, very few were men. He believes that the main reason for low turnout is bad weather. Apart from this, people not paying attention to this election is also an important reason.

Democratic PartyDistrict 65D leader Yu Jinshan was one of the few present to vote that day. He said there were at least a thousand Democratic voters in Chinatown, but less than 10% voted today. Yu Jinshan said that in addition to the weather, the reason for the low turnout was related to the limited value of the vote. First of all, there is no suspense about the upcoming candidates of both the parties. On the Republican ballot, three people who have announced their withdrawal are still in place; On the Democratic ticket, except for the current President Biden, the other two “Basically no one knows him.” Moreover, because New York State with the dark blue background has basically no suspense in the presidential election, any The party has not invested a lot of resources in New York, resulting in many citizens not being aware of the existence of this primary election.

Too,SugarLow community satisfaction towards candidates of both parties is also an important factor influencing voting intention. Yu Jinshan revealed that on voting day, many Chinese would rather go to his service station at the Excelsior Mall on East Broadway in the rain to talk rather than vote. Additionally, Chinese voters, whether Democratic or Republican, are highly optimistic and dissatisfied with their party’s candidates. “We all saw four years ago how bad Trump is. We’re seeing how bad Biden is now.”

Yu Jinshan said that generally speaking, some voters may come to vote after getting off work in the evening, but he believes that the total number of people throughout the day should not exceed a hundred. During previous presidential elections and more important local elections, the number of voters at the Confucius Building polling station throughout the day was usually around 500 to 600, and sometimes as few as 300 people.

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