Bloomberg Backs Off 'Fraud' Charge, Then Hits the Board of Elections Again

Michael Bloomberg is backing away from his harsh attack on the city Board of Elections’ initial, rough reporting of the Super Tuesday primary results, which in some cases incorrectly showed that Barack Obama received absolutely no votes in a number of election districts.

After a New York Times story about the numbers, Bloomberg told reporters, "If you want to call it significant undercounting, I guess that’s a euphemism for fraud."

Just now, on his weekly radio show with John Gambling, on 770 AM, Bloomberg backed away from that termonology, saying, "I don’t know if ‘fraud’ is the right word."

Then he went on to blast the Board of Elections, saying it’s full of patronage and stacked with unqualified workers.

Bloomberg Backs Off 'Fraud' Charge, Then Hits the Board of Elections Again