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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...

Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel, Seth Meyers, Trevor Noah & Borat React To The Midterm Elections

Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel, Seth Meyers, Trevor Noah & Borat React To The Midterm Electionsvideo

You may have heard there was some sort of election last night—but how can we really know what did or didn't happen if we don't first consult with the TV comedians? Most of them even went...

'There Is No Battle Too Big For Us To Pick': Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Makes Historygalleryvideo

'There Is No Battle Too Big For Us To Pick': Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Makes History

On Tuesday night, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez cemented a victory all but assured to her, officially becoming the U.S. Representative for New York's 14th Congressional District. At her watch party in a Queens nightclub, the crowd responded to the...

2018 Midterm Results, Including Rose's Stunning Win, Ocasio-Cortez's Historic Victory

2018 Midterm Results, Including Rose's Stunning Win, Ocasio-Cortez's Historic Victory

Public Advocate an AG candidate Letitia James (Scott Heins / Gothamist) UPDATE: Public Advocate Letitia James has become the first woman of color to be elected to statewide office in New York and will be the...

What Happens To Your Ballot If The Machines Can't Scan It?

What Happens To Your Ballot If The Machines Can't Scan It?

A scanner suffers death by civic duty. (Jake Offenhartz/Gothamist) Welcome to NYC Election Day 2018, as double-XL, two-page megaballots completely bamboozle voters and workers alike at polling sites across the city. If you clicked, I imagine...

A Fake Facebook Group Has Been Co-Opting DSA Candidates To Trick Liberals Into Voting For Third Parties

A Fake Facebook Group Has Been Co-Opting DSA Candidates To Trick Liberals Into Voting For Third Parties

(Shutterstock) Attention, voters: If, while scrolling Facebook today, you happen to see a strange meme of Bernie Sanders commanding you to embrace Democratic Socialism or "go drink from a dirty river," please be advised that this...

What You Need To Know About The Propositions On The BACK Of Your Ballot In NYC

What You Need To Know About The Propositions On The BACK Of Your Ballot In NYC

THERE'S MORE CIVIC DUTY WHERE THAT CAME FROM, JUST FLIP YOUR BALLOT. (AP/Shutterstock) Hey, you! Yes, YOU. I have a favor to ask you and don't worry, I'm going to make executing on it very easy:...

Will NY Democrats Actually Do Something About Albany's Broken Rent Laws?

Will NY Democrats Actually Do Something About Albany's Broken Rent Laws?

(Steven Siegel / Flickr) Much of the attention on the elections next week has been lavished on the House and Senate, where Democrats are trying to seize enough power to meaningfully derail President Donald Trump’s agenda....

Liuba Grechen Shirley Talks Healthcare, #MeToo, And Her Mission To Unseat Rep. Peter King

Liuba Grechen Shirley Talks Healthcare, #MeToo, And Her Mission To Unseat Rep. Peter King

(Courtesy of Liuba for Congress) Liuba Grechen Shirley launched her Congressional campaign in October 2017 because she said she felt the 13-term incumbent, Republican Peter King, had grown complacent, and let the interests of his many...

What You Need To Know About The Democrats' Infrastructure Plan Before Voting November 6th

What You Need To Know About The Democrats' Infrastructure Plan Before Voting November 6th

The Hudson Tunnel Project would build a new two-track Hudson River rail tunnel from New Jersey to Manhattan as part of The Gateway Program, "one of the most urgent infrastructure programs in the country." (Courtesy Hudson...

The One Former IDC Senator Who Refuses To Fade Away

The One Former IDC Senator Who Refuses To Fade Away

Senator Tony Avella in his Bayside office (Scott Heins / Gothamist) The probable end of State Senator Tony Avella’s one-of-a-kind political career, in retrospect, was never going to be so simple. Last month, the renegade Queens...

What To Know About Trump's Immigration Policies When You Vote November 6th

What To Know About Trump's Immigration Policies When You Vote November 6th

(Evan Vucci/AP/Shutterstock) From now until Election Day, The Brian Lehrer Show is hosting a series called “30 Issues in 30 Days.” The idea is to dive deep on one issue a day to give voters a...

Reminder: NY's Voter Registration Deadline For The Midterms Is THIS FRIDAY FRIDAY FRIDAY

Reminder: NY's Voter Registration Deadline For The Midterms Is THIS FRIDAY FRIDAY FRIDAY

(ALBA VIGARAY/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock) The midterms are fast-approaching, and if you care about democracy and/or not being accosted while waiting for the bus by a roving haircut and his camera crew, it is imperative that you register to...

Cuomo Wants To Divide & Conquer The State Senate. Again.

Cuomo Wants To Divide & Conquer The State Senate. Again.

Governor Cuomo holds a press conference the day after he won his primary election against Cynthia Nixon (Governor's Office) Governor Andrew Cuomo sat at the green dais, grinning triumphantly. Flanked by eight Democratic candidates for State...

Infographic Shows How Much Power In Washington Skews Toward Men

Infographic Shows How Much Power In Washington Skews Toward Men

As the Kavanaugh nomination to the Supreme Court winds its way through the Congress, think about how it might be different if more seats were held by women.

I Ran For State Senate In Brooklyn And Lost. Here's What I Learned

I Ran For State Senate In Brooklyn And Lost. Here's What I Learned

Ross Barkan as a candidate for State Senate (Photo by Jordan Rathkopf / Courtesy of Ross Barkan) They don’t prepare you to give a concession speech. Outside of politics, what is the equivalent? You can’t find...

Cuomo Beat Nixon, So Are The Subways Screwed Forever?

Cuomo Beat Nixon, So Are The Subways Screwed Forever?

Governor Andrew Cuomo at a press conference the day after his primary win over Cynthia Nixon (Governor's Office) One year ago, only a few months after his $836 million Subway Action Plan was put into effect,...

Maps: See Who Voted For Governor Cuomo And Cynthia Nixon In NYC

Maps: See Who Voted For Governor Cuomo And Cynthia Nixon In NYC

Cuomo's wins are in purple, Nixon's in orange (Data: AP, Maps: Lylla Younes / Gothamist) Last night, Governor Andrew Cuomo soundly defeated Cynthia Nixon in the state primary. Across the state, 23% of registered Democrats turned...

Payback Time: Progressive Democrats Oust State Senators Who Allied With Republicans

Payback Time: Progressive Democrats Oust State Senators Who Allied With Republicans

Allesandra Biaggi votes in Thursday's primary, which unseated State Senator Jeff Klein, right. (Biaggi photo courtesy Biaggi's Instagram, Klein courtesy Mike Groll/AP/Shutterstock) The grassroots movement against the former members of the Independent Democratic Conference, a group...

Orthodox Voters Give Republicrat Simcha Felder Decisive Win Over 'True Blue' Progressive Blake Morris

Orthodox Voters Give Republicrat Simcha Felder Decisive Win Over 'True Blue' Progressive Blake Morris

A polling site in Felder's Brooklyn district on Thursday night (Frank G. Runyeon / Gothamist) The “blue wave” couldn’t break State Senator Simcha Felder. In an election that saw several state senate Democrats unseated by liberal...

In Queens, Jessica Ramos Went From Protesting Her IDC Senator To Beating Him

In Queens, Jessica Ramos Went From Protesting Her IDC Senator To Beating Him

Jessica Ramos at her victory party on Thursday night (Max Rivlin-Nadler / Gothamist) On a cold night in February 2017, Queens State Senator Jose Peralta held a town hall meeting in Jackson Heights, looking to soothe...

2018 Primary Results: Cuomo, James, Hochul Win While IDC Is Mostly Swept Out

2018 Primary Results: Cuomo, James, Hochul Win While IDC Is Mostly Swept Out

Governor Andrew Cuomo voting in Mount Kisco, NY (Richard Drew/AP/Shutterstock) Governor Andrew Cuomo won the Democratic primary on Thursday after a spirited challenge from actor-activist Cynthia Nixon. With 58.1% of precincts results in, Cuomo has 65.8%...

Texts Urging Voters To Support Former IDC Member Incorrectly Say Polls Close At 7:30

Texts Urging Voters To Support Former IDC Member Incorrectly Say Polls Close At 7:30

Voters in the Northern Manhattan district represented by Democratic State Senator and former IDC member Marisol Alcantara have received text messages and a video urging them to re-elect her, and telling them that the polls close at...

Free Amazon Gift Cards For Primary Voters? That's Illegal

Free Amazon Gift Cards For Primary Voters? That's Illegal

Marcell Hilliard (far right) and some Prop 100 workers in Harlem on Wednesday morning (Frank G. Runyeon / Gothamist) Doing your civic duty could pay today—a $5 Amazon gift card (or free hot pot!) if you...

Primary Day 2018 Liveblog: Reports Of 'Mass Confusion,' But Also 'Massive Turnout,' At Some Poll Sites

Primary Day 2018 Liveblog: Reports Of 'Mass Confusion,' But Also 'Massive Turnout,' At Some Poll Sites

This Upper West Side polling site is all fired up and ready to participate in representative democracy. ARE YOU? (Scott Heins) Finally, after months of buildup, New York's Primary Day 2018 is here. We're keeping track...

Six Minutes With Cynthia Nixon, Candidate For Governor

Six Minutes With Cynthia Nixon, Candidate For Governor

Cynthia Nixon marches in the West Indian Day Parade last week (Curtis Means/ACE Pictures/Shutterstock) Just two days before the Democratic primary, the latest poll shows Cynthia Nixon trailing Governor Andrew Cuomo by 41 percentage points. But...

Ex-IDC Members Enjoy Big Fundraising Boost From Group Criticized By State

Ex-IDC Members Enjoy Big Fundraising Boost From Group Criticized By State

Former IDC leader and Bronx State Senator Jeff Klein at the April announcement of the dissolution of the IDC (Governor Cuomo's Office) Five New York State Senators and former members of the disbanded Independent Democratic Conference...

Video Shows Angry Bronx Councilman Chanting 'Shame!' At Candidate Who Supports Bike Lanes

Video Shows Angry Bronx Councilman Chanting 'Shame!' At Candidate Who Supports Bike Lanes

A video of Councilmember Mark Gjonaj yelling in the streets, outside of a campaign event for Alessandra Biaggi (@Biaggi4NY) The campaign of Alessandra Biaggi, a candidate challenging incumbent Democrat Jeff Klein for the State Senate Primary...

Rikers Voter Registration Drive Gains Momentum

Rikers Voter Registration Drive Gains Momentum

Rikers Island (Cdogsimmons / Wikicommons) Earlier this month, the de Blasio administration announced that the city would facilitate the retrieval of voter registration forms and absentee ballots from city jails, to ensure that votes from jailed...

We Looked At All The NY State Senate Campaign Websites So You Don't Have To. Here's What We Found (And Didn't Find)

We Looked At All The NY State Senate Campaign Websites So You Don't Have To. Here's What We Found (And Didn't Find)

Local elections are getting more attention than usual in this politically-charged year, and first-time voters are having a big impact. New voters are the reason Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez smoked the race against Joe Crowley in an off-year...

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