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Do You Know What Eric Schneiderman Looks Like?

Do You Know What Eric Schneiderman Looks Like?

Can you identify these men? On Tuesday, New Yorkers will be heading to the polls (or not) to vote for Governor, Attorney General, and a slew of other politicians. But according to an informal street poll...

NYC Vilified in Campaign Ads From Coast to Coast

NYC Vilified in Campaign Ads From Coast to Coast

As if it isn't infuriating enough that our superior city, which really ought to secede already, has to be lumped in with the rest of benighted "Amurca," now politicians across the land are using New York...

Angry

Angry "Voters" Aren't Showing Up on Voter Registration Rolls

The lamestream media says that next month an angry, motivated army of tea baggers will vote in a right-wing regime that will make the Bush II crowd seem like a bunch of sane and cuddly Care...

Board of Elections Survey Says Primary Went Just Fine, Thanks

Board of Elections Survey Says Primary Went Just Fine, Thanks

After spending $90,000 on a survey about the infamous primary election snafus, the Board of Elections says that most voters walked away with a favorable view of the new voting process, which featured the debut of...

Humans, Not Machines, Blamed for Primary Voting Mess

Humans, Not Machines, Blamed for Primary Voting Mess

Optical scanning machines don't ruin elections, people ruin elections. Election watchdogs tell WNYC that the new voting machines aren't to blame all the problems at polling sites Tuesday, it was mostly due to good old-fashioned human...

Top Ten Stupid Voting Problems in Yesterday's Primary

Top Ten Stupid Voting Problems in Yesterday's Primary

The big debut of the new optical scanning voting machines, which cost the city over $70 million dollars, was a flop of Waterworldian proportions. Because of problems with the machines, many voters were turned away in the morning, and others who did vote wondered whether the scanners really registered their votes at all. Below, the top ten reported SNAFUs from yesterday's FUBAR primary, PLUS a funny bonus video about workers at one polling site trying to find their AWOL machines.

2010 Primary Returns: Espada Concedes! Paladino Wins!

2010 Primary Returns: Espada Concedes! Paladino Wins!

Last night, Carl Paladino trounced Rick Lazio to win the Republican gubernatorial primary in a big upset. State Senator Eric Schneiderman won the Democratic Attorney General primary. Rep. Charles Rangel and Rep. Carolyn Maloney both fought off challengers and won their Democratic House primaries. And, in another (happy) surprise, State Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada Jr. conceded to Gustavo Rivera.

Bloomberg: Today's Primary A

Bloomberg: Today's Primary A "Royal Screw-Up"

At a press conference this afternoon, Mayor Bloomberg says he's received "disturbing" reports about polling places opening two to four hours late this morning, leaving many voters unable to participate in our glorious new experiment with...

Espada Challenger Accuses Pedro of Dirty Tricks

Espada Challenger Accuses Pedro of Dirty Tricks

Some Bronx residents who've signed petitions supporting an opponent of powerful Bronxchester Senator Pedro Espada, Jr. say they're receiving intimidating letters from Espada's campaign office. In bold-face capital letters, the missives read "NOTICE OF LEGAL INFORMATION...

Primary Results Worry Democrats

Primary Results Worry Democrats

A year after switching from the Republican party to the Democratic party, Senator Arlen Specter (Pennsylvania) was defeated in yesterday's primary. "Upstart" Rep. Joe Sestak won, and with Rand Paul (R) winning a Senate primary in...

Newark Mayor Cory Booker Re-Elected

Newark Mayor Cory Booker Re-Elected

Newark Mayor Cory Booked was re-elected to a second term last night, winning 59% of the vote. Booker told his supporters, "We know we have difficult days ahead, but if I want to be in the...

Carrion Might Run For Lt. Gov, If Cuomo's Cool With It

Carrion Might Run For Lt. Gov, If Cuomo's Cool With It

Former Bronx Borough President and current director of the White House Office of Urban Affairs Adolfo Carrion Jr. has been flirting with the idea of coming back to New York. The Daily News and City Hall...

Levy and Cuomo BOTH Want to Hit Albany with Hammers

Levy and Cuomo BOTH Want to Hit Albany with Hammers

“I’d want to run against Lazio,” said Norman Adler, a Democratic political consultant. “He’s got no resources, $600,000 in the bank and has raised no money recently,” but the new man in town, Suffolk County Executive...

Greenfield Wins Brooklyn Council Seat

Greenfield Wins Brooklyn Council Seat

Democrat and lawyer David Greenfield formidably won the special election for a Brooklyn council seat formerly held by Simcha Felder yesterday. Greenfield, who was backed strongly by Mayor Bloomberg, got 58 percent of the vote in...

Lazio Wins Shaky Conservative Party Endorsement; Levy Heats Up

Lazio Wins Shaky Conservative Party Endorsement; Levy Heats Up

Rick Lazio "I'm going to be the Conservative and the Republican candidate," said gubernatorial hopeful Rick Lazio, who yesterday received the endorsement of the state Conservative Party. When asked what he thinks of Long Island executive...

Ousted Senator Monserrate Gunning for Assembly

Ousted Senator Monserrate Gunning for Assembly

On Tuesday night, disgraced State Senator Hiram Monserrate conceded defeat to Assemblyman Jose Peralta, after Peralta thoroughly Heisman'd Monserrate in his quixotic attempt to reclaim his old Senate seat. During Peralta's celebration, City Councilman Daniel Dromm...

No Hiram Can't: Monserrate Decisively Loses Special Election

No Hiram Can't: Monserrate Decisively Loses Special Election

Monserrate No big surprise here, but big satisfaction: Ousted State Senator and girlfriend-beater Hiram Monserrate got his ass handed to him yesterday by Jose Peralta in the special election in Queens for Monserrate’s former seat. With...

Monserrate, True to Form, Above the Law on Election Day

Monserrate, True to Form, Above the Law on Election Day

Sure, there are laws prohibiting candidates from going within 100 feet of polling stations on election day, but this is Hiram Monserrate we're talking about! The Times followed him around today as he drove around in...

Monserrate Gets Help from <strike>Hostage</strike> Girlfriend on Election Day

Monserrate Gets Help from Hostage Girlfriend on Election Day

Today's the day voters in the 13th Senate District, which includes East Elmhurst, Jackson Heights and Corona, as well as parts of Elmhurst and Woodside, go to the polls to decide who gets the State Senate seat...

Monserrate Heckled During Debate, Trailing in Polls

Monserrate Heckled During Debate, Trailing in Polls

Protesters drew red lipstick marks across their faces every time girlfriend-beater Hiram Monserrate said the word "cut" during a debate last night at a school in Jackson Heights. The booing and heckling got so intense that Monserrate,...

Monserrate Defends Obama Rip-Off Logo, Cynthia Nixon Attacks

Monserrate Defends Obama Rip-Off Logo, Cynthia Nixon Attacks

At right, the Obama campaign logo and Hiram Monserrate's "Yes We Can" party logo, which is obviously different. No, really! Yesterday ousted State Senator Hiram Monserrate held a press conference to formally announce his bid to...

Could Monserrate

Could Monserrate "The Underdog" Win in Queens?

AP Even with a conviction for domestic assault hanging over his head, expelled Sen. Hiram Monserrate is making a go at regaining his seat in Queens. In a March 16th election he'll run as an Independent,...

Cuomo Will Wait to Announce What Everyone Knows

Cuomo Will Wait to Announce What Everyone Knows

Immediately after Governor Paterson exited the room where his press conference was held today, New York State Democratic Chairman Jay Jacobs seized the moment and held his own press conference, for the purposes of crowning Attorney...

Paterson Officially Ends 2010 Bid, Won't Resign

Paterson Officially Ends 2010 Bid, Won't Resign

Michelle Paige Paterson and Governor Paterson at his campaign kickofflast Saturday; photograph by Henny Ray Abrams Governor Paterson has announced he will, as expected, that he will not run for governor this year, "Today I'm announcing...

Paterson to Give Address at 3 p.m. in Midtown, Watch Live

Paterson to Give Address at 3 p.m. in Midtown, Watch Live

At 3 p.m. today, Governor Paterson will give an address from midtown Manhattan. It's unclear exactly what's on his mind, but analysts expect the Governor to weigh in on this season's Lost, the women's figure skating...

Paterson Expected to Drop Election Bid

Paterson Expected to Drop Election Bid

Governor Paterson will drop his election bid, according to the AP's Democratic sources, and is expected to make an announcement later this morning. But during a short press conference last night (video below), Paterson insisted he...

Monserrate Invents

Monserrate Invents "Yes We Can" Party For Senate Run

AP Not only is former state Sen. Hiram Monserrate running for his seat again after getting expelled for a misdemeanor conviction—this time he's doing it under the name of a made-up political party. Monserrate filed the...

Monserrate Will Run Again, Needs Help From The Elderly

Monserrate Will Run Again, Needs Help From The Elderly

Mike Groll/AP After getting expelled from the state Senate following his conviction for attempted assault, Hiram Monserrate is preparing to run for his seat again. The former legislator—who was found guilty of dragging his girlfriend down...

Ford: Gillibrand Is Using

Ford: Gillibrand Is Using "Underhanded Tactics"

Former Tennessee lawmaker and possible Senate candidate Harold Ford Jr. claims his rival is using "underhanded tactics" to keep his name off the ballot. According to the New York newcomer, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has been trying...

Quinn Re-Elected As Council Speaker In Racially-Charged Vote

Quinn Re-Elected As Council Speaker In Racially-Charged Vote

Councilwoman Christine Quinn was re-elected as Council Speaker yesterday in a lopsided, 48-1 victory over Councilman Charles Barron, who cast the only vote on his behalf. Though Quinn's victory doesn't come as a big surprise, AMNY...

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