Sen. Charles Schumer blasted Board of Elections officials Monday for blowing a deadline
for sending ballots to troops overseas - putting their chance to vote at
"Our troops sacrifice their lives to protect our freedoms. They should never, ever be denied the right to vote," Schumer said.
There are approximately 50,000 New York City residents serving overseas - and 320,000 statewide.
Elections officials were originally supposed to ship the ballots to troops by Sept. 17. Because New York primaries were
held Sept. 14, the federal government granted local officials an extension until