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Voting Poses Challenges to Storm-Battered Russian Immigrants

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Polling station at the Shorefront Jewish Community Center in Brighton Beach. (Photo: Nina Porzucki)

The damage done when Hurricane Sandy slammed into the immigrant neighborhood of Brighton Beach in Brooklyn has hung around for voting day.

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Many Brighton Beach residents are immigrants from the former Soviet Union.

Many are elderly and still don't have electricity or heat in their homes.

Still, voters did turn up Tuesday at the Shorefront Jewish Community Center in Brighton Beach.

Host Aaron Schachter speaks with Vadim Drel, a 27-year-old immigrant from Moldova, who is working as a poll watcher there, and Fanya Vasilevskaya, the polling station's election coordinator.

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