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12.06.12 Andy Cush

The New York State Board of Elections has a rule stating that no voter should have to wait in line for more than 30 minutes on election day, and that polling places are required to have enough staff to prevent that from happening. And with the long lines New York City saw last month, the […]

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11.06.12 Andy Cush

Human after all: Mayor Bloomberg waited in line to vote this morning, just like everybody else. […]

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Irina Dvalidze

We Instagram everything: pets, food, shit, and now our choice of presidential candidates… which happens to be illegal. According to New York State law § 17-130 “voters are prohibited from showing their ballots after prepared for voting to any person so as to reveal the contents.” That didn’t stop New Yorkers from criminally oversharing, some […]

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Aymann Ismail & Nate Cepis

ANIMAL headed to our local polling place at 322 West 48th Street in Hell’s Kitchen today to conduct a completely unscientific, anonymous exit survey–by asking voters to hold up colored pieces of cardboard to show support for their candidate of choice. And for what it’s worth, our results skewed overwhelmingly to the left, with 88% […]

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Irina Dvalidze

When it takes an average of two hours to exercise your constitutional right to vote, there is little else to do but enrich the internet with pictures of that very line as you slowly inch your way towards democracy. Here a snapshot of what New Yorkers are enduring to make their voices heard. Courtney Spritzer […]

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Andy Cush

After what felt like an eternity of lead-up and one of the most contentious presidential campaigns of all time, election day 2012 is finally upon us. So get to the polls! If you’re in New York and have any questions at all about where to vote, how to vote, or what you’re entitled to as […]

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11.05.12 Andy Cush

There are thousands of Mormons in New York City–the latest figure we could find was 4,853, in 2007, and the number has likely grown since then–and not all plan to vote along religious lines tomorrow. WNYC recently profiled some of our city’s Latter Day Saints and found people on all areas of the political spectrum. There […]

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Andy Cush

Politics remixer extraordinaire Nate Belasco is back with the latest installment of his NEWSBEATS series, dropping the beats and bass behind a 2007 Mitt Romney interview that’s recently gone viral, in which the Republican presidential candidate rants and raves about his religion–touching on abortion, the second coming of Christ, and the state of Missouri. “MC […]

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10.31.12 Andy Cush

The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund is calling on the federal Department of Justice to bring election monitors to Queens County for the November 6 general election, after the city’s Board of Elections refused to comply with a law that requires Bengali-language ballots to be made available for Queens residences. The federal Voting […]

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10.26.12 Andy Cush

Veteran hip-hop producer/DJ Steinski, who invented mashup culture nearly 20 years before anyone else caught on, sets his sights on the Republican presidential candidate with new track “Mitt Romney Vs. the Truth (Steinski’s Fair and Balanced Hip Hop Mix).” In the vein of ANIMAL-favorite video remixer Nate Belasco, Steinski chops up some of Mitt’s greatest-hit […]

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