On June 29, New York State Senator Adriano Espaillat, who was also a candidate for U.S. House in the June 26 New York Democratic primary against incumbent Congressman Charles Rangel, sued the New York City Board of Elections. The race is very close, and Espaillat says the New York City Board of Elections has broken state law by refusing to allow representatives of the Espaillat campaign to monitor and observe the vote-counting process. See this story. A hearing will be held on Monday, July 2.
The story also quotes New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has saying that the electronically-counted paper ballots are not reliable. However, the beauty of paper ballots is that if the vote-counting machines are suspected of being unreliable, a hand count is always possible. By contrast, under the old mechanical lever machines, there is no paper trail.