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Campaign workers hand out flyers to passersby in a last-minute effort to convince would-be voters near the YMCA on Flatbush Ave. By Leonardo March

On a rainy, gloomy Primary Day, Brooklynite Karl Scarder walked up to the Erasmus Hall High School polling site in Flatbush, clutching campaign literature - Mathieu Eugene for borough president, Josue Pierre for District 40 council member and several others. 

Without a favorite candidate, Scarder said he planned to look things over before making a decision on his vote. His chosen candidate, ideally, will address the rising cost of living. 

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Sam is a reporter for The Haitian Times and a 2020 Report for America corps member. He has covered Haiti and its diaspora since 2018. His work has also appeared in USA Today, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and Haiti Liberte. Sam can be reached at or on Twitter @sambojarski.