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  • July 23, 2020

    How Brooklyn Assembly Insurgents Rode Absentee Ballots to Upset Victories

    Longtime power players lose to grassroots groundswell, despite heavy campaign spending. The shakeup angered establishment pols — one blamed a "gentrification movement."

  • July 7, 2020

    Wary Candidates Brace for Brutal Absentee Ballot Challenges in Record-Size Count

    Rep. Yvette Clarke is latest among legions suing to establish the right to challenge opponents’ votes in a pile of 380,000 mailed in citywide amid New York’s first pandemic primary.

  • June 23, 2020

    Primary Marred by Missing Ballots and Busted Machines, Voters Say

    Final day of voting yields frustrations as many say they never got absentee ballots and others reported confusion at the polls.

  • June 22, 2020

    Brooklyn Assembly Hopeful Assails Incumbent as “All Lives Matter” Candidate in Bitter Pre-Primary Video

    Ex-Sen. Jesse Hamilton hurls charged term at Assembly’s Diana Richardson as he tries to win back voters who rejected him over GOP ties. The primary is Tuesday.

  • June 16, 2020

    Absentee Ballots on Express Track, Election Officials Vow, as Early Votes Trickle In

    Board of Elections says nine in 10 city primary voters have been sent their envelopes — but early visitors to the polls say they prefer to cast ballots in person.

  • June 15, 2020

    Primary Day Is Next Week. Here Are Key Contests to Watch in New York City.

    Dozens of races will be on the ballot in the five boroughs on June 23, including 11 Congressional contests. Just tuning in? Here’s what you need to know

  • June 11, 2020

    NYC Voters Wait — and Wait — for Absentee Ballots From Backlogged Board of Elections

    Many city residents who’ve asked to vote by mail in the June 23 primary have not yet received a ballot — spurring civic groups to promote pandemic plans B and C.

  • June 10, 2020

    Chaim Deutsch Scorches Earth in Stealth Campaign to Topple Rep. Yvette Clarke

    The Brooklyn City Council member circulates apocalyptic video blaming current leaders for New York’s coronavirus and George Floyd protest upheavals.

  • May 14, 2020

    What You Need to Know to Vote in New York’s June Primary

    Are we going to the polls? How can you get an absentee ballot? What’s up with the presidential race? We answer your questions about the June 23 vote.

  • April 8, 2020

    Candidates and Democratic Groups Call for an End to Ballot Petition Challenges

    Opposition challenges to the signatures primary candidates are politics as usual in NYC. But some say they should be suspended during the pandemic.

  • March 29, 2020

    Election Punt to June Leaves Candidates for Vacant Political Seats Seeking Grip

    Cuomo order postpones Brooklyn City Council election to June 23 while the contest for Queens borough president remains up in the air.

  • March 5, 2020

    Yang Gang Effect Boosts New York Candidates Pushing Universal Basic Income

    Eight state congressional hopefuls are promising stipends for all. Candidates include James Felton Keith, challenger to Rep. Adriano Espaillat.

  • February 17, 2020

    Two Pursue Primary Against GOP-Friendly Democratic Sen. Diane Savino

    Challengers hope to use the Staten Island and Brooklyn incumbent’s Republican coziness against her. But two years later, do voters still care?

  • February 6, 2020

    Ruben Diaz Sr. Congressional Campaign Spends Big on Turkeys and Toys for Voters

    The Council member running for Bronx Congress seat purchased $7,000 in Western Beef gift cards, $1,737 worth of pastries and more with campaign funds.

  • January 31, 2020

    Race for Brooklyn Rep. Yvette Clarke’s House Seat Spans Democratic Spectrum

    From DSA to MBA, six candidates — including Adem Bunkeddeko and Councilmember Chaim Deutsch — look to mobilize voters in a diverse district.

  • December 23, 2019

    Greenpoint Activist Vies to Unseat 47-Year Incumbent Lentol

    With her Brooklyn Assembly run, community board member and environmental advocate Emily Gallagher joins wave of upstarts rattling entrenched pols.

  • December 12, 2019

    Democratic Socialists Look to Bronx U.S. House Race for Next Victory

    Samelys Lopez hopes the leftists who elevated AOC will help her win contest to succeed Rep. Jose Serrano. But will DSA play north of the Triborough?

  • October 18, 2019

    Queens Political Novices Step Up to Challenge Democrats

    A slew of first-time candidates, many backed by Democratic Socialists of America, are going up against long-time incumbents in the borough AOC shook.

  • October 17, 2019

    Amazon Slayer Mike Gianaris Gets a Primary Amid Ongoing HQ2 Fallout

    The Long Island City state senator is set to launch his reelection campaign, flanked by activists who helped him foil the tech giant’s Queens dreams.

  • July 29, 2019

    National GOP Eyes Nicole Malliotakis to Flip Staten Island House Seat

    Steve Scalise, Marco Rubio and other Republicans are lining up to support her challenge to Max Rose for the post, which also covers part of Brooklyn.

  • July 15, 2019

    Red Fades in Brooklyn: Inside the Race for Borough’s Lone GOP Seat

    Democratic Assembly hopeful Brandon Patterson looks to take Brooklyn’s only current Republican slot amid growing blue wave.

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