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Election Day Chaos Triggered By Lack Of Preparation For NYC's Two-Page Ballot

Election Day Chaos Triggered By Lack Of Preparation For NYC's Two-Page Ballot

(Jenn Hsu / Gothamist / WNYC) As New York City's Board of Elections braced for what they thought might be presidential-year turnout for Tuesday's midterm election, they greenlit the purchase of extra ballots and more poll...

Democrats Flip The House With Big Wins In NY, Women Head To Congress In Record Numbers

Democrats Flip The House With Big Wins In NY, Women Head To Congress In Record Numbers

People celebrate as they watch election results at a watch party for Democratic congressional candidate Antonio Delgado in Kingston, N.Y (Seth Wenig/AP/Shutterstock) Democrats wrested control of the House of Representatives in yesterday's midterm elections, gaining at...

You Have Just A Few Days Left To Register To Vote In New York's State Primary

You Have Just A Few Days Left To Register To Vote In New York's State Primary

New York’s state primary is only four weeks away, on Thursday, September 13. Yes, New York is the only state with two primary elections this year and, yes, it’s on a Thursday, instead of Tuesday, this time around so that voting would not conflict with September 11 or the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah.

Fun Fact: It's Primary Day In New York

Fun Fact: It's Primary Day In New York

A polling place on the Upper West Side back in 2014 (Jen Chung / Gothamist) Did you realize that it's Primary Day in New York? It's true—and today's primary is not to be confused with the...

Look At All These Loser Presidential Campaign Signs In Prospect Park

Look At All These Loser Presidential Campaign Signs In Prospect Parkgallery

Barring a militiamen uprising or bizarre electoral tie, by tomorrow morning we will know who our next president will be. But some questions will remain, like what to do with all those leftover signs, sweatbands, foam thumbs,...

Heads Up: There's A Congressional Primary On Tuesday

Heads Up: There's A Congressional Primary On Tuesday

(Scott Lynch/Gothamist) You'd be forgiven for not knowing there's a congressional primary on Tuesday, what with all the other important stuff going on around here. Matter of fact, in the three New York City congressional districts...

Report: Brooklyn Voter Purge Disproportionately Affected Latinos

Report: Brooklyn Voter Purge Disproportionately Affected Latinos

(Christian Hansen / Gothamist) The more than 120,000 voters improperly purged from Brooklyn's voter rolls seem to have been disproportionately Hispanic, and from neighborhoods with large Hispanic populations. WNYC, which first reported the illegal purges ahead...

Cuomo & Republicans Win Big, Empire State Building Turns Red, NYC Still Part Of America

Cuomo & Republicans Win Big, Empire State Building Turns Red, NYC Still Part Of America

(Getty) The Empire State Building turned from red, white, and blue to simply red last night as Republicans took full control of the New York state senate, plus that other Senate in Washington, as well as...

Few Voters Expected For Today's $13 Million Public Advocate Runoff

Few Voters Expected For Today's $13 Million Public Advocate Runoff

Letitia James voted this morning (@TishJames Today is the runoff election for Public Advocate, which features City Council Member Letitia James and State Senator Daniel Squadron vying for the position. And even though it's a very...

It's Primary Day In NYC—Go Vote And Tell Us How It Went!

It's Primary Day In NYC—Go Vote And Tell Us How It Went!

(John Del Signore / Gothamist) Finally, it's primary day, which means that the robocalls and polling calls will end after today! And we're officially back to the future—the lever machines are here! Share your voting experience...

The Gothamist Guide To The Mayoral Race

The Gothamist Guide To The Mayoral Race

Who should be the next resident of Gracie Mansion?

The Gothamist Guide To The Public Advocate Race

The Gothamist Guide To The Public Advocate Race

Who should be the next Public Advocate for New York City?

The Gothamist Guide To The NYC Comptroller Race

The Gothamist Guide To The NYC Comptroller Race

Who should be the next Comptroller: Eliot Spitzer or Scott Stringer?

The Gothamist Guide To The Brooklyn Borough President Race (Which Has One Candidate!)

The Gothamist Guide To The Brooklyn Borough President Race (Which Has One Candidate!)

You'll only find one name on the ballot this year; here's Eric Adams.

Liu, Officially Running For Mayor, Officially Has Grudge Against The Times

Liu, Officially Running For Mayor, Officially Has Grudge Against The Times

Liu Ladies and gentlemen, John Liu is running for mayor. In a whirlwind, 15-stop tour of the five boroughs yesterday the embattled Comptroller officially announced his intentions and made it quite clear that he is not...

Video: Newt Gingrich Calls Election "Billionaire Fight," Rejects Super-PACs On Colbert Report

Video: Newt Gingrich Calls Election video

Conservative lion and real life Pillsbury Doughboy Newt Gingrich has been a changed man since the election last week: after being "dumbfounded" by the margin of Obama's victory over Romney, Gingrich has been going around trying...

This Week's New Yorker Cover: Hurricane Sandy And The Election

This Week's New Yorker Cover: Hurricane Sandy And The Election

The New Yorker revealed the cover of this week's issue, which comments on Hurricane Sandy, the blackouts of lower Manhattan, and the upcoming election. Artist Adrian Tomine described how he ended up connecting the storm's destruction...

Video: Jon Stewart Bayonets Monday's Debate Echo Chambervideo

Video: Jon Stewart Bayonets Monday's Debate Echo Chamber

The final Presidential debate of this election season ended Monday night—but last night The Daily Show put the final nail in its coffin. As far as the debate went, in foreign policy it seems like all...

The Rudy Giuliani-For-Mayor Movement Is Alive And Well Insane

The Rudy Giuliani-For-Mayor Movement Is Alive And <strike>Well</strike> Insane

"That's Mr. Mayor to you" Between his “security consultant” work in Peru, his frequent shouty cable news appearances, his pricey public speaking gigs, and his fervent desire to spread the gospel of 9/11 to the four...

NYC Ballots Getting Bigger Fonts For General Election

NYC Ballots Getting Bigger Fonts For General Election

Still our favorite write-in option. Among the many headaches created by this month's primary election was the one many voters got just trying to read those damn tiny fonts on their ballots. But good news everyone!...

In Primaries Scandal Hurts Some, But Not All, Embattled Pols

In Primaries Scandal Hurts Some, But Not All, Embattled Pols

(jenchung's flickr) Scandal hurt some pols in yesterday's primary election—but not all of them. While embattled Queens State Senator Shirley Huntley and Bronx Assemblywoman Naomi Rivera were both defeated in their respective races yesterday, Brooklyn Assemblyman...

Polling Place Shuffle Causing Primary Election Headaches

Polling Place Shuffle Causing Primary Election Headaches

So busy this morning! (johndelsignore's Twitter). Have you voted yet today? (Yes, today is a primary election—you should know that by now!) We ask because if you haven't voted yet you might want to take a...

Hamptons Bar Mitzvah Fireworks Get LI Rep. In Hot Water

Hamptons Bar Mitzvah Fireworks Get LI Rep. In Hot Water

Not these Grucci fireworks in Astoria, much fancier fireworks in the Hamptons (Pabo76's flickr). Sometimes a fancy bar mitzvah just isn't worth the trouble. At least that is what Representative Tim Bishop (D-NY) is finding out...

Obama Pulls A McCain, Says Private Sector Is

Obama Pulls A McCain, Says Private Sector Is "Doing Fine"

Remember in 2008, when John McCain provided the Obama campaign with endless attack ad-fodder by saying that the "fundamentals of our economy are still strong," right as the economy tanked? Well, looks like history is doomed...

Senate Hopeful Cenedella Takes Full Responsibility For Idiotic Blog Posts

Senate Hopeful Cenedella Takes Full Responsibility For Idiotic Blog Posts

Marc Candella (candella.com) The nontroversy surrounding potential GOP senate candidate Marc Cenedella continues! Yesterday the Times reported on the TheLadders.com founder's recently disappeared misogynistic blog posts—much to the joy of incumbent Kristen Gillibrand—and today, after calling...

Was Potential GOP Senate Candidate Cenedella Writing A Misogynist Blog?

Was Potential GOP Senate Candidate Cenedella Writing A Misogynist Blog?

Marc Cenedella (Cenedella.com) Oh the Internet, always catching politicians with their mouths open. In the latest example of the dangers of the interwebs, the Times today digs into a website purportedly written by potential Republican senate...

GOP Debate: Gingrich Flirts With

GOP Debate: Gingrich Flirts With "Amnesty," Ron Paul Gets Real

Last night's GOP debate centered on foreign policy and national security, and a Politico headline sums up the mood pretty well: "Newt Shocks By Endorsing Mercy." Because "compassion or forgiveness shown toward someone whom it is...

Glenn Greenwald, Salon Columnist, Former Civil Rights Attorney Talks Obama And Occupy Wall Street

Glenn Greenwald, Salon Columnist, Former Civil Rights Attorney Talks Obama And Occupy Wall Street

In our modern era of political "analysts" who are paid to scream mindless talking points written by D.C. thinktanks on slick TV sets, Glenn Greenwald is a reasoned laser beam, armed with copious citations and his...

2012 Election Poll: Americans Want To Curl Into Fetal Position, Die

2012 Election Poll: Americans Want To Curl Into Fetal Position, Die

Politicians win elections and earn their salaries by promising their constituents things and then explaining later why those promises were broken. This is in the Constitution, or Federalist 35 or something. But what happens to voters...

Herman Cain's Accuser Wants To Respond To His Sexual Harassment Denials

Herman Cain's Accuser Wants To Respond To His Sexual Harassment Denials

GOP Presidential candidate Herman Cain is currently the subject of an awful "witch hunt." Yes, he may have been accused of sexual harassment by two different women during his tenure at The National Restaurant Association in the late 90s. But Cain has said that he's never sexually harassed anyone, and never came to a "settlement" either. Sure an "agreement," may have been reached to pay one of the women $35,000—a year of her salary—but remember the late 90s, with all its "free love" and "Macarena?" Now, the woman who accused Cain of misconduct and took the severance pay wants to speak out, but is barred from doing so by the terms of her agreement.

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