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11.06.14 Prachi Gupta

Remember how we said the midterm elections were “meh“? Well, it seems that New Yorkers agree, with 2014 bringing the lowest voter turnout for a New York midterm election since the 1970s, according to the New York Post. That’s the lowest voter turnout since the state started taking accurate tallies for this race. Of the […]

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11.04.13 Aymann Ismail

On the eve of the 2013 mayoral election, we called up our friend Jimmy McMillan to deliver a PSA to New York’s voters. His message, in a way that only he can tell it: no matter who you are, get out and vote tomorrow, NYC. McMillan also seems pretty positive he’s going to win, and […]

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Andy Cush

The desperation of Joseph J. Lhota is getting more obvious by the day. A week after the Republican mayoral candidate said he fears for his own personal safety if his Democratic rival is elected, Joe claimed Bill de Blasio shouldn’t be mayor because he sleeps too late. The remarks came after de Blasio admitted he […]

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09.11.13 Kyle Chayka

While we in the United States are accustomed to choosing between Democratic, Republican, and maybe an unlikely handful of Libertarian or Green candidates for political office, Australian voters faced a list that was more like a fast-food menu for their recent September 7 election. Beyond the Labor, Liberal, and Green party politicians that make up […]

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05.09.13 Julia Dawidowicz

Just like other New Yorkers, documented immigrants living legally in NYC pay municipal taxes and boost our economy. So why shouldn’t they be allowed to vote? This is the logic behind a new bill proposed by Queens Councilman Daniel Dromm that would let non-citizens who have lived in the city for over six months participate […]

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12.26.12 Andy Cush

Serial conspiracy theorist/poster-putter-upper Jeff Boss has officially registered his campaign for the 2013 NYC mayoral race, according to the Observer. Boss, whose platform consists of “IMPEACH OBAMA FOR RUINING MY CAMPAIGN AGAINST HIM,” “MICROWAVE RADIATION COMING FROM THE SEATS OF JEFF’S CAR,” and “THE NSA HAS A CHEF IN ALMOST EVERY RESTAURANT TO POISON FOOD & THE […]

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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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12.04.12 Andy Cush

Though the potential 2013 mayoral field is littered with polarizing candidates and at least one promising entry–Bill de Blasio, Christine Quinn, Ray Kelly, et al–there’s no one big-name superstar in the running. But according to the New York Times, if Michael Bloomberg had his way, that wouldn’t be the case: the paper is reporting that the sitting […]

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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

A new report shows that Brooklyn residents are far more generous with their wallets than they are with their votes, and that  lower income residents are the most likely to give to charity. The study, conducted by the Brooklyn Community Foundation, admirably aims to collect enough data to provide analysis of the borough that goes […]

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