“We’re in uncharted waters.”
“We’re in uncharted waters.”
“I am humbled to have the support of the Republican voters across NY-22.”
Absentee ballots will be counted next week
Earlier this year, Governor Andrew Cuomo expanded absentee voting to include all New Yorkers.
New York is a reliable Democratic state in presidential elections. There are no statewide races for governor or U.S. Senate this year. The state has 27 congressional districts. New York voters must be registered with a political party to participate in its primary elections.
“That’s not a responsible way to handle a problem.”
The candidates were opponents in a case last year that involved the arrest of two young black people. Now, that is part of the election.
The former Pennsylvania governor tells NPR that he worries the president is hurting his own cause by talking down absentee voting because in many cases, it helps Republicans.
Ortt takes the leadership post at a difficult time; during the COVID-19 pandemic, waning enrollment in the Republican Party and a fundraising disadvantage.
“The ideal situation would be to see this kind of turnout, without having to go through the expense of the postage and printing of absentee ballots.”
“I don’t think I’d feel comfortable walking into a polling place that was in a sheriff’s department—as a black man and especially not during the current moment in American history.’
“It’s not a coincidence that this is primarily an argument put forth by Republicans. That is a factual statement.”
Georgia Verdier is the President of the Elmira-Corning NAACP.
For three years, he was among the most powerful figures in the state, negotiating the state budget and key pieces of legislation each year.
“There is a lot of interest in this election and there is a lot of interest in voting absentee in this election.”
One of the longest portions of the forum involved questions about housing and homelessness.
“He’s very knowledgeable, and cares about the whole range of issues that are important to this district”
More voters cast provisional ballots Tuesday because they hadn’t received their mailed ballot or feared it wouldn’t make the return deadline.
“The word is uncertainty. We don’t know what’s going to happen and it’s very tough for our school districts to budget.”
“Here in New York, we actually read the Bible. ‘Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God’.”
The challenge now: Counting nearly 2 million mail-in ballots. Final results may take a week to tabulate
Pennsylvania is a presidential battleground state. There are no statewide races for governor or U.S. Senate this year. The commonwealth has 18 congressional districts. Pennsylvania voters must be registered with a political party to participate in its primary elections.
Wolf makes surprise announcement that he’s extending deadline for returning mail-in ballots by a week
Voters eligible to cast ballots in the Democratic presidential primary and several congressional and state legislative primaries will be mailed applications for absentee ballots.
There will be a scaled back number of polling places open if voters feel comfortable going to the election sites that follow pandemic protocols.
Candidates suggest office has significant role in oversight of coronavirus response
Angelino faces Nick Libous in June’s GOP Primary
Angelino faces Nick Libous in the GOP Primary.
“Our state and local budgets are hemorrhaging”
“Claudia Tenney indicated at this time she is not accepting any invitation to debate her primary opponent.”
“I would like to say that we are enlightened enough that this will be a period where we don’t play gratuitous politics, but everyone draws their own conclusion.”
President Trump is traveling to a medical supply distributor, where he will make the case that the coronavirus pandemic shows the danger in having supply chains spread around the world.
“The challenge has been that school districts don’t have a list of all qualified voters within a school district, so identifying those individuals has been challenging.”
The candidates were asked a range of questions including what lessons they learned from a case last year which gained public attention and drew protests against the prosecution of two young people of color after an incident with police on the Ithaca Commons.
The debate will be broadcast live on WSKG-TV and Radio. As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the venue will be closed to the general public.
The New York State Board of Elections had canceled the June 23 primary over concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.
There will likely still be polling places open on June 23rd, but Governor Cuomo is strongly encouraging voters to use the mail- in option instead.
But, he offered few specifics on how his administration will help counties deal with the huge volume of mailed ballots.
At this point, the state is allowing both in-person and absentee ballots for those village and special district elections.
Election chiefs call on state officials to allow processing to start earlier, clarify which polling places can open.
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“Literally, ‘Pay me now and maybe you will get some stuff some time in the future,’ is where some vendors are starting.”
Voters who request absentee and mail-in ballots before the May 26 deadline might receive them at different times due to “factors outside their control.”
State elections officials canceled New York’s Democratic presidential primary amid concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, a move that supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders strongly oppose.
State Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-Franklin), the sponsor of a longshot measure to revoke the governor’s emergency powers, said the waiver decisions seem random.
Defying the governor’s shutdown order, and spurred on by far-right activists and Republican state lawmakers, hundreds of people gathered to demand that businesses reopen.
Gov. Tom Wolf announced the business shutdowns would be extended until until May 8. They were due to lift on April 30. He did ease the limits a bit, including on the construction industry.
Cuomo compared the President’s briefings to a comedy skit, and said they are “infuriating” and “ignorant”, and that there is “no value” in watching them.
“We at the Board have a legal mandate to conduct our jobs. The continuity of government depends in part on some of the work that we’re doing.”
“This is reckless”
The Republican said New York’s budget deficit was around $6 billion even before the pandemic started
The numbers are the highest since January 2013, just before Cuomo championed a strict gun control law after the Sandy Hook, Connecticut school shooting.
“I don’t think it’s wise to be bringing a lot of people to one location to vote. A lot of people touching one door knob, a lot of people touching one pen, whatever you call the new device on the ballots.”
“Any at risk individuals should be rightfully wary of voting in person at crowded polling places.”
Cuomo is known as a “take-no-prisoners kind of guy.” He’s been getting praise even from some critics for his daily briefings and decisive actions as New York becomes the hardest hit state in the U.S.
“The federal government should order factories to manufacture masks, gowns, ventilators. The essential medical equipment that’s going to make a difference between life and death.”
Hanna served part of the central New York, the Mohawk Valley and the Southern Tier.
Tenney has high-profile support and a sizable cash advantage.
Kelles is in a seven-way Democratic race in New York’s 125th District.
The president took questions from Fox anchors and northeast Pennsylvania residents on issues ranging from the national deficit to coronavirus.
Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., acknowledged he should not have used the words he did about Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh when he addressed abortion-rights activists at the high court on Wednesday.
After a disappointing Super Tuesday, the billionaire former mayor of New York City announced he is suspending his campaign.
Tenney has the support of President Trump, among others.
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg spent more than $500 million to wage a national campaign, starting with the 14 states that held primaries on Tuesday. He lost all of them.
Voters are split on the question of a fracking ban
New criminal justice reforms went into effect in the state in January.
Emotions quickly spilled over when Lifton opened the floor to discussion.
WSKG and NPR News will provide live, anchored Special Coverage of the early major contests of the presidential nominating process.
WSKG is airing four additional hours of national call-in to set aside this year’s horserace, and continue the dialogue on important issues.
Myrick said Murtagh is the best candidate to further the interests of Ithaca, the largest city in the Assembly district.
As he runs for president, the former New York City mayor faces tough questions about aggressive police tactics that disproportionately targeted young men of color.
According to the Federal Election Commission, Delgado’s campaign had over $2 million in cash on hand for his reelection at the end of last year.
The Democrat is running for a second term
Matt Van Houten is running for a second term.
Karl Bernhardsen is trying to unseat Democrat Jason Garnar
Kopko is running as a Democrat. Current D.A. Matt Van Houten is also a Democrat.
“They (Republicans) are absolutely silent in the face of his crimes, in the face of his terrible behavior toward so many Americans, and his terrible deicsions and they just don’t hold him accountable.”
There are now seven Democrats running for the 125th Assembly seat currently held by Barbar Lifton.
Bloomberg is skipping all of the early states and banking instead on proving his campaign’s viability by doing well on Super Tuesday, when 14 states vote on March 3.
A Democrat has represented the district for over thirty years.
Cuomo says it’s likely the federal government’s decision was political “retaliation and reprisal” for New York’s law to allow undocumented immigrants to apply for driver’s licenses.
Brian Kolb stepped down from his leadership post after being arrested for drunk driving on New Year’s Eve.
Governor Cuomo is scheduled to meet with President Trump on Thursday to discuss the situation.
Republican Scott Perry and Democrat Matt Cartwright are both considered to be in toss-up races.
The new application website comes courtesy of Act 77, which expands voting laws. Lawmakers passed it in an effort to boost participation.
The remarks, shared widely on social media this week, have sparked discussion about the former New York City mayor’s past support of stop-and-frisk policies, which targeted minority neighborhoods.
Some Democratic presidential candidates want to ban fracking to help address climate change. That attracts young people, but may alienate swing voters in key oil and gas states like Pennsylvania.
Harbin is the first person from Cortland County to enter the race. The other three announced candidates are all from Tompkins County.
He ran on the Green Party line in 2018.
Kelles is the third candidate to join the race for Democratic nomination.
The decision comes in the wake of a New York law that allows undocumented immigrants to apply for a driver’s license.
At a Women for Trump event in Camp Hill, the vice president touched on education, veterans’ issues, abortion, undocumented immigrants and what he sees as ‘socialism’ in the Democratic party.
“I’m here to tell you that this Vice President, and this President, will always stand for the right of every American family to choose where their children go to school.”
Jason Leifer said he intends to continue a tradition of progressive representation in the district.
“Our country needs it. I mean people are sick of the divisiveness on both sides.”
“We govern in service to our constituents with respect and transparency, which is exactly the approach I will bring to this race and, if elected, to this seat.”
Peter Oberacker hopes to replace long-time state senator James Seward.
The numbers come as the race enters the 2020 election year.
“Critical work remains on climate and education and health care among other issues about which I care deeply.”
The Democratic National Committee is eliminating the requirement for candidates to show grassroots donor support in order to appear in the Nevada debate on Feb. 19.
The former Broome DA’s announcement comes the same day as campaign finance numbers are due.
The Green Light Law allows undocumented people to obtain driver’s licenses.
“We care about people in Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua and so forth and that’s what they’re demonstrating here tonight.”
Thanks to a package of new laws, county officials will likely have to count more absentee ballots and register more voters.
“So what are we getting for those really high taxes? Not enough.”
Crouch has served in the New York Assembly since 1995.
Hawatmeh recently entered the Republican primary .
“They’re there thinking, you know, this is what’s right for the voter. And I get that, I understand where they’re coming from, but they don’t understand the burden that puts on us.”
“They can’t have their cake and eat it too”
“I’d like to be in the private sector. I’d like to be on the other side of that line where I’m actually in the middle of it, to create those jobs and see an organization thrive.
Lawmakers are speculating that Allegheny County Rep. Mike Turzai plans to leave office.
Republican Tom Reed said some of his constituents are students and staff at the University.
The Republican believes the President had the right to violate the law by freezing the funds
“I am proud to stand up for the Constitution, my constituents in New York’s 21st District, and the American people’s vote.”
The Republican is undergoing treatment for cancer.
“People fought very hard for your right to vote, so that’s the least you can do is show up.”
Speaker Mike Turzai counters that he did so because of a routine parliamentary issue.
The “Bridgegate” scandal infuriated New York motorists and endangered public safety, but if the past is prologue, the high court could treat it as much ado about nothing.
German is endorsing Ola Hawatmeh in the race.
The Democrat finished third in November’s race.
In order to change how congressional and state legislative districts are drawn before nationwide reapportionment in 2021, the General Assembly needs to strike a deal by early August.
“I do know that the laws we are passing in this chamber, including this one, are certainly making it far more likely that someone who is here illegally will be registered to vote.”
He has been mayor since 2012.
Randy Reid announced he will seek the Democratic nomination for the New York Assembly’s 124th District seat. It’s currently held by Republican Chris Friend.
The court papers quote a tow truck driver as saying that when he drove up to the accident scene, Kolb stood up and put his hands up and said, “My wife was driving,” and then said, “You know how women drive.”
Will Barclay, who represents parts of Onondaga, Oswego and Jefferson counties, replaces Brian Kolb, who resigned after being charged with drunk driving on New Year’s Eve.
GOP Speaker Mike Turzai scheduled the elections to be held less than a month before the primary. Democratic leaders think that’s needlessly confusing.
“This isn’t just Mr. O’Mara who neglects upstate New York,” she said.
The freshmen congressional members join a growing number of Pennsylvania politicians throwing support behind the former vice president.
Most Republican members have said they support the move; Democrats say they’re worried about destabilizing the Middle East and concerned Trump didn’t seek congressional approval
Deputies say Kolb was taken into custody for driving while intoxicated. There were no injuries, and Sheriff Kevin Henderson said there was minor damage to the vehicle.
Korchak prevailed in November but not before Battisti challenged the results in court.
Since Democrats took control of the House of Representatives in last year’s midterms, eyes have been on freshmen members of the party like Rep. Anthony Brindisi.
The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to approve the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, clearing a major hurdle towards approving a new North American trade deal. The bill now heads to the Senate where it’s likely to be taken up in the new year.
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale says he found tens of thousands of discrepancies in a review of county registration records. But the department says he’s overstating the issue.
House Republicans have voted to elect appellate court judges in regional, partisan elections. Only two other states use similar methods.
It allows police to arrest anyone who harasses emergency first responders. Violators could face up to a year in prison, a $5,000 fine or both.
“I went back this weekend, and laid out all the transcripts on my table, got the highlighter out, made lots of notes, reviewed several articles about impeachment, looked at some articles that were written by constitutional law experts and ultimately came to the conclusion that there was sufficient evidence to move forward.”
Harrisburg’s rally was one of many around the country in which people who oppose President Donald Trump turned out to celebrate his possible ouster.
Judge Richard Rich said Republican Paul Battisti’s request “lacked merit”.
Senator Rich Funke of Rochester joins a growing list of 7 other minority party GOP Senators who say they are moving on to other things
Congressmen in two of New York’s swing districts will vote along party lines in this week’s impeachment vote in Washington.
“I’ve been on the road pretty much constantly for six months.”
“A lifetime of working with my hands, managing daily challenges and finding creative solutions, that’s given me the tools I need to be your representative in the Senate.”
“It’s huge. That’s why I need this weekend to really sit down and kind of digest all the stuff that is before us with impeachment.”
The Thursday, Dec. 19, debate is co-hosted by PBS NewsHour and Politico. It will air at 8:00 p.m. on WSKG Television and WSKG Radio.
A look back at the career of a central figure in the Ukraine affair: Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani.
“I’ve been here 33 years, I’ve spent 19 of those 33 years in the minority. I know what it means to fight and claw back and try to get things done.”
Thousands show up for rally at Giant Center in Hershey
In recent days, three Republican Senators have announced they are done after next year.
House Republican Whip Steve Scalise is throwing his support behind former Congresswoman Claudia Tenney.
It’s called a severability clause, and it’s often included to protect a new law from court challenges.
Jim Barber is a Schoharie County farmer
A state senator’s recent defection from the Democratic party shook the Capitol last week and now it’s causing political upheaval in his district.
The issue was over a bill that would allow law enforcement to arrest people for annoying, alarming or threatening emergency responders.
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission on Thursday as he continues to weigh a late entrance into the Democratic presidential primary.
The Siena College poll finds that former Vice President Biden has a 10 point lead among New York Democrats in the race for President.
“It’s an absolute calamity. None of the work of the country is getting done. They’re trying to stop President Trump’s progress. Stop his agenda dead in his tracks. All for the interest of politics.”
Several firearms and hundreds of rounds of ammunition were found in his home during the investigation into the calls
The longtime Luzerne County lawmaker is now registered as an Independent, but has allied himself with Republicans in key ways.
Absentee and affidavit ballots were counted on Tuesday
Former ACLU President says cancelling lecture may have sent the wrong message.
“The charge of this commission is to set up a system of public financing to reduce the undue influence of big money in our politics. These contribution limits will allow big money to continue flowing, and it’s just completely unacceptable.”
Reed has been consistent in his support of the president and his opposition to any impeachment investigations.
“War chests are in, high contribution limits are in. We are designing a system that is not going to incentivize viable candidates to participate.”
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo mostly avoided President Donald Trump, who also attended Monday’s Veterans Day parade in New York City.
“Everybody is invited, everyone should honor veterans. The more that come, the better.”
Pennsylvania’s Republican US Senator introduced a resolution he hopes will enable Congress to defeat future presidents’ fracking bans in court.
A possible late entry into the Democratic primary by Michael Bloomberg less than three months before the Iowa caucuses would shake up the still-crowded field.
There were mixed reactions Wednesday from New York’s politicians and political parties on this year’s election results.
It could take a year or longer to resolve whether victims’ rights measure is constitutional.
After 41,005 ballots were tallied election night, Libertarian Mike Korchak holds a 122 vote lead over Republican Paul Battisti.
The Democrat faced a challenge from an independent candidate.
Boland, a Democrat, took nearly 80 percent of the vote.
County officials say nearly 400 people voted early.
“I think that it’s my right, It’s a privilege, and if I want to make change it starts at the booth.”
Governor Andrew Cuomo supports fusion voting, or allowing candidates to run on multiple party lines, even though a commission appointed by the governor could end the practice.
Voters can cast ballots on the proposed amendment, but the state won’t do an official count until courts decide whether the victims’ rights proposal is constitutional.
“People who are worrying about affordable housing can’t live in the City of Ithaca so they’re not voting in Ithaca.”
The president accused E. Jean Carroll of “totally lying” when she said he assaulted her more than two decades ago. Now, Carroll is taking him to court for allegedly smearing her in the media.
Lawyers for President Trump say they plan to appeal to the Supreme Court, potentially setting up an election-year decision about disclosing the president’s finances.
The president has changed his legal residence to Florida, a state with no income taxes. “I cherish New York,” he tweeted, but Trump said he had been “treated very badly” by New York political leaders.
Under the proposal, voters would need to present a form of identification before casting a ballot, such as a driver’s license, passport, military ID card, or other government-issued ID document.
Over 130,000 New Yorkers have already voted in the November elections as part of the state’s first-ever early voting system. And those who are closely watching say so far, it’s been a largely successful rollout.
Ithaca residents have two choices for mayor this election. Incumbent Svante Myrick is running against challenger Adam Levine.
The vote went along party lines.
In the email to a commission formed to create a public campaign financing system for New York elections, Democratic Party Chair Jay Jacobs proposed changing the qualifications for minor parties to automatically earn a place on the ballot.
Ithaca residents have two choices for mayor this election. Adam Levine is running against two-term incumbent Svante Myrick. Levine has lived in Ithaca for almost 20 years.
“I do view this vote here coming up this week as an impeachment vote in regards to do you approve impeachment, do you disapprove of impeachment.”
Gelson spoke as part of WSKG’s interview series with all three candidates.
Korchak spoke as part of WSKG’s interview series with all three candidates.
Five candidates vie to fill three open seats for New York Supreme Court.
The possible timing of a special election for a congressional seat has some Republicans crying foul.
What Pennsylvania voters need to know about the victims’ rights amendment on the Nov. 5 ballot
“When there’s a sudden reversals based on zero evidence, it seems, it makes you wonder whether other people are pulling the strings here.”
“The amount of preparation we’ve put into preparing for early voting is like, I would say equal to the amount of preparation you put into preparing for a general election.”
Republican leaders in the New York Legislature are speaking out against a commission that is creating a public campaign financing system for state elected offices, saying the panel is fatally flawed.
Republican Paul Battisti, Democrat Debra Gelson and Libertarian Mike Korchak discussed multiple issues during the 90-minute forum.
Challenger Adam Levine says more should be done to help residents who are being pushed out of Ithaca by new housing developments, which he blames for driving up costs.
“I think we need to come up with better guidelines from the state and not leave it just to the counties to determine where (polling places) can be.”
In an interview with NPR, the New York congresswoman said her decision to endorse Sanders is part of a movement that is “far larger than a presidential campaign.”
Reed described those who voted against the president as showing a “political cowardice” that was “appalling.”
“Elijah Cummings was not just a great congressman, but a great man.”
Teri Rennia said Mayor David should instead focus attention on the deaths of Broome County Jail inmates.
Polish opposition critics worry that the ruling party’s changes to courts and press freedom are a threat to their democracy.
Dr. Khalid Qazi was eventually able to return to the Buffalo area from Kashmir, but for weeks had no means to contact loved ones outside the disputed territory.
“It’s how they went about trying to execute it.”
It begins at 8 p.m. ET. The CNN/New York Times Democratic Presidential Debate airs live on CNN. You can also listen to it on WSKG.
Still, he called some of Schiff’s overall rhetoric “dangerous” and “divisive”.
A New York commission formed to come up with a plan to publicly finance state election campaigns will hold a special meeting on Columbus Day.
He called criticism Trump’s decision cowardly
The budget was approved by city council early this week
Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff said the Trump Administration’s efforts to block subpoenas and witnesses in the impeachment inquiry are unprecedented.
While opponents criticize lack of prosecutorial experience, PBA representatives call Battisti a friend of law enforcement.
“What I am going to say to you tonight is I’m going to look at every piece of evidence and all the facts that come out and if and when articles of impeachment are presented to the full house, I will vote based upon the evidence that I have reviewed through this investigation.”
Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman are associates of President Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani and reportedly aided Giuliani’s efforts to have Ukraine investigate former Vice President Joe Biden.
Phillips spoke in Binghamton on Wednesday
This week, one of her stops took her to Rome Lab and the Defense Finance and Accounting Services office at the Griffiss Business Park.
Some city councilmembers pushed to hold off on raise until a new council takes office.
President Trump may be forced to release some of his tax records to prosecutors in New York.
The Democrat said Trump committed a crime.
A survey by Siena College finds that two-thirds, 65% of New Yorkers, say there’s a wider political divide than they’ve seen in their lifetimes, and it’s effecting the way they relate to others.
“There’s so much chaos going on in Washington. There’s not really much getting done, at all. It’s just constant investigations, impeachment inquiry.”
Pennsylvania is getting a new auditor general next year, and the field of prospective candidates is already getting crowded.
She’s a freshman lawmaker from a labor-heavy district, and she really wants her constituents to know her time is focused on committee work that has nothing to do with investigating the president.
“The cost of this lawsuit, both in terms of money and time spent, is extremely unfortunate.”
“I’m honored, I’m flattered. I also believe I would win because I’m competitive and I know how to do this, but I also know that there’s a greater opportunity for me to serve more people as lieutenant governor.”
The district stretches from the Pennsylvania border to Binghamton, northeast to Utica and northwest to the shores of Lake Ontario. And it has had three different representatives over the past three terms.