Resciniti will face 10-term incumbent Democratic Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-123) in the November general election.
Resciniti will face 10-term incumbent Democratic Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-123) in the November general election.
Kumar ran as part of the progressive “Solidarity Slate.” She won more than 70% of the vote, ousting incumbent and fellow Cornell undergrad, Patrick Mehler.
New York Governor Kathy Hochul won Tuesday’s Democratic primary, her first contest in seeking a full term as governor. She’ll now face the Republican primary winner, Long Island Rep. Lee Zeldin, in the November election.
While Governor Hochul is favored to win, her running mate, Lieutenant Governor Antonio Delgado, does not hold the same level of support.
The winner of the June 28 primary will face off against incumbent Democratic Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-123) in the general election this fall.
Voters in New York who are registered as either a Democrat or a Republican will have the chance to pick nominees for governor and lieutenant governor.
Congressional primary elections take place Aug. 23.
Twice in the past 15 years, a lieutenant governor in New York found themselves suddenly elevated to governor.
Andrew Giuliani was not on stage and had to take part virtually in the first two debates due to his vaccination status.
The new laws are intended to counter U.S. Supreme Court decisions of the past decade rolling back parts of the federal Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Ana María Archila dismissed Antonio Delgado’s union endorsements.
Harry Wilson’s allegations against Rep. Lee Zeldin were dismissed by a judge.
The former New York City mayor doesn’t believe Trump’s endorsement is “necessary” pre-primary.
The four Republican candidates for governor in New York squared off in their first debate Monday night on CBS2 TV. And it wasn’t long before they were hurling attacks and challenging each other’s records.
Nick Langworthy’s entrance to the race sets up a potentially contentious primary in the Republican-leaning district.
The court kept the existing Assembly maps to stay in place for the 2022 elections.
The lawsuit asks the court to bar Zeldin from spending campaign funds ahead of the June 28 primary election.
Langworthy’s entry into the race could produce a contentious primary in the heavily Republican-leaning new 23rd District.
The probe has been snared by court challenges, procedural headaches, and funding issues.
Governor Kathy Hochul defended her record against her two primary opponents in a debate Tuesday night, where topics ranged from abortion rights to cryptocurrency mining.
Whoever wins the special election for the 23rd Congressional District will serve out the remainder of Reed’s term, which ends in December.
Still unknown is whether one of the commonwealth’s biggest conservative fundraisers, billionaire Wall Street trader Jeffrey Yass, will give Mastriano money.
The new 24th district, which includes most of Oswego County and stretches west through the Finger Lakes and into Niagara County in western New York.
Mastriano rose to the top of a crowded GOP field for PA governor through candid chats about his extreme conservative views.
Both challengers, in their races against Rep. Stan Saylor and Sen. Pat Browne, criticized their tenure.
“We are well beyond anything that anyone ever contemplated as far as levels of uncertainty. So obviously, more certainty sooner is better.”
Industry condemns the report, while advocates cite growing climate fears.
“That’s a tougher hill for (Claudia Tenney) to climb, but she’s got a lot of name recognition. She has money; she has incumbency.”
Political observers have said Doug Mastriano would likely have to moderate his positions in order to be successful statewide.
Some voters said they were turned away from the polls because they followed an earlier, incorrect polling place assignment.
The new lines create several new competitive districts, and lower the amount of Democratic-leaning districts overall.
The congressional committee investigating the events of Jan. 6 has subpoenaed Mastriano, but he didn’t appear for a deposition in March.
New York is set to hold a primary election on June 28 for statewide offices, but primaries for congressional and state Senate seats will be held on Aug. 23.
The two are uniting in a last-ditch attempt to winnow support for state Sen. Doug Mastriano, who leads the race so far.
StateImpact Pennsylvania checked in on how climate change and energy issues are playing out in the race for U.S. Senate.
“I’m eager to participate in these debates to highlight our strong track record of getting things done for New Yorkers.”
Judge Patrick McAllister wrote in his decision that he believes the Assembly lines are unconstitutional, but the attempts to intervene in the lawsuit came too late.
Democrats and Republicans will consider a number of races, while unaffiliated voters in some parts of the state will weigh ballot questions.
No-excuse mail voting is still valid in Pennsylvania despite an ongoing case before the state Supreme Court.
Delgado had been running for re-election against Republican Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro.
For this election cycle, the rule applies only to Benjamin, who was indicted April 12 on federal corruption charges and resigned later that day.
There’s no incumbent, Gov. Kathy Hochul’s poll numbers are falling, and her lieutenant governor was arrested on corruption charges.
The judge ordered state senate and congressional primary elections postponed to August.
The state Board of Elections says its staff is ready to “quickly develop a new Political Calendar for an August primary”.
The state Legislature may decide whether to keep other primaries in June.
The Pennsylvania primary election in 2022 is May 17. Here’s a quick rundown of what you need to know before you vote.
“We seriously disagree with the proposition that this was an egregious gerrymander. We don’t believe it was a gerrymander at all.”
Hawkins and his running mate Gloria Mattera said their first order of business is to get the Green Party on the ballot.
To date, White has dumped $4 million of his own money into his campaign — more self-funding than any other candidate in the race.
Reed touted his work to promote bipartisan consensus building in Congress, but he also painted a grim picture of the growing hyperpartisanship and cynicism he has witnessed on Capitol Hill.
“I appreciate the ambition, but we want to see what the science says, what the facts say on the application and ultimately we’ll make a determination on that and that alone.”
Corman filed his paperwork to withdraw from the race Tuesday afternoon. But just hours later, he reversed the attempt.
The charges stem from a City Council meeting last summer.
Environmental activists call the move “political.”
Democrats immediately said they would appeal the ruling.
“Whether it’s rising crime, sky high taxes, rising cost of living… All of those are an outgrowth of a broken system.”
Pennsylvania’s coordinated campaign has around 40 volunteers stationed across key regions, including 16 on various college campuses
People running for precinct committee or county party spots can now ask for nomination signatures until March 15.
Petitioners did, at least immediately, fail to convince the court to pause elections processes currently under way.
The petition argues New York state legislative and executive leaders, all Democrats, improperly passed the maps in violation of the procedures instituted by a constitutional amendment in 2014.
“After four years of Trump…we still have a Governor and Lieutenant Governor who serve the interests of the billionaires and big corporations.”
At least one of the designated nominees could still face a primary challenge for the official nomination in June.
“Cashless bail needs to be repealed, Alvin Bragg needs to be removed. We need to support law enforcement more, not less.”
“Lawmakers have shackled the hands of law enforcement with irresponsible restrictions, while simultaneously allowing violent criminals to operate with impunity.”
It’s been a pitched battle so far, since both major parties have been eyeing the opportunity to claim an edge for several years.
The Conservative Party of New York State didn’t take kindly to Wilson’s announcement Tuesday, saying they’d continue to back Zeldin in the race for governor.
“I spoke with our keynote speaker today, Hillary Clinton, a few months ago. She tried to persuade me not to run,”
“There are those who actually believe Democrats are vulnerable this November. I flatly reject that notion right here.”
“We are going to continue speaking to New Yorkers. That is basically the strategy. And let them know what our administration is accomplishing.”
“When I heard he was running for governor, I wanted in. I wanted to be part of that campaign — to shake things up and get something done in Albany.”
New York Republican gubernatorial candidate Lee Zeldin called on Broome County Republicans to help drive turnout in the Southern Tier leading into the election this fall.
Binghamton City Councilwoman Sophia Resciniti and Robin Alpaugh are looking to unseat nine-term incumbent Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-123).
The Southern Tier district is currently represented by Rep. Tom Reed (R-23) who announced he would not run for reelection.
Harder, a Republican, said he intends to make an endorsement in the race in the coming months, but declined to indicate a preference.
Broome County legislators voted along party lines Tuesday night to adopt a new legislative district map, favored by Republicans. Last week, many residents voiced their concerns about the map in a public hearing.
“Being the 44th mayor of the City of Ithaca has been the honor of my lifetime.”
Candidates are declaring their intentions to run for State Senate across the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes.
In Broome and Tompkins counties, only about 27% of people registered to vote actually cast a ballot.
“I think the Pa. GOP has shifted a bit from [wanting] the most conservative candidate possible to, ‘Who is the most electable?’
The transition comes as several city departments have vacancies or are currently led by individuals looking to retire in the near future.
“We came off an election (in 2020), where Democrats were all charged up to beat Donald Trump. They succeeded. So that motivator is gone.”
“I can handle this, bring it on, but right now, there are so many needs in this state.”
“We have to be willing to stand up to the far left because…(it’s) destroying the party.”
Several counties reported about 32 percent of registered voters turned out at the polls or returned a mail ballot by Tuesday night.
“I would suspect that this is an example of the people who scheduled those initiatives choosing the wrong election to put those initiatives on the ballot.”
Republicans and Conservatives are claiming victory in the rejection of three ballot proposals that would have allowed mail-in voting in New York, same-day voter registration, and made changes to the state’s redistricting process.
The race between Democrat Maria McLaughlin and Republican Kevin Brobson was marked by big campaign spending and negative ads.
Republican candidate Scott Steve declared victory in Cortland’s mayoral race over Tuesday night. He leads Democrat Bruce Tytler by just over 200 votes.
Drnek ended election night with 1,152 votes. His opponent, Republican candidate Len Carson, received 718.
Republicans appear poised to maintain control of the mayor’s office for another four years.
Voters in New York appeared to reject three amendments to the state constitution on Tuesday that would have modified the state’s redistricting process and made it easier to vote, while approving two others on the environment and courts in New York City.
Hundreds of local races across Pennsylvania are on today’s ballot, but determining who is bankrolling the candidates can be onerous.
Binghamton’s mayoral candidates respond to the questions left unasked and unanswered during last month’s mayoral debate.
“With this Unity map, we have the opportunity to elect a candidate of our choice who truly represents us.
There’s a joke in Albany that the title “AG” stands for “Aspiring Governor”, and for good reason. Governors Andrew Cuomo and Elliot Spitzer were both attorney generals.
Democrats favor one set of maps, while GOP commissioners support a different plan.
Millions of dollars from special interests are pouring into the election, a clear sign of the potential future decisions that could hang in the balance.
“In reality, these proportions are devastating to our election integrity.”
There are pros and cons to a ballot proposal that would guarantee New Yorkers’ rights to clean air and water.
Two current members of the Oneonta Common Council are running for the position. Republican candidate Len Carson and Democratic candidate Mark Drnek discussed their vision for the city in a debate Wednesday.
“We definitely recommend for this election that voters do their homework…know what these proposals are.”
The candidates strongly differed over the management of the Binghamton-Johnson City Joint Sewage Treatment Plant.
Ken Butler will not be on the ballot, but has been rallying support for a write-in campaign.
“This will allow people who have not properly registered to vote, to be able to register to vote on the day of the election, and cast a ballot.”
“15 simple words, each person shall have a right to clean air and clean water and a healthful environment.”
“The ballot is extremely long in several of our counties and they’re like up to three pages, which means that the cost of returning those ballots is more than just a single stamp.”
“What Jay Jacob did was wrong, it was very disturbing, clearly unacceptable and it was hurtful.”
Both candidates will participate in a League of Women Voters Debate to discuss their candidacy and perspective on several policy issues impacting the city.
Experts aren’t exactly certain of any specific immediate legal implications of the amendment.
Everything you need to vote in the 2021 Pa. election, including key dates, how to find your polling place, and guides to the most consequential races.
These races are more contentious than ever, but getting information can be difficult.
Governor Hochul, who was virtually unknown before she took over, has a 55% approval rating, according to the Marist College poll.
Fiala endorsed Gov. Kathy Hochul for reelection in 2022 during her first week as the Broome Democrats’ second-term party chair.
“I’m the most prepared person to assume this responsibility, and I am going to ask the voters at some point for their faith in me again.”
Although the Congressional maps for 2022 aren’t determined yet, 2020 candidate Kyle Van De Water says he is running again.
David is running for the seat currently held by Fred Akshar, who is not seeking reelection.
“I think it would be a safe assumption that Lee Zeldin is the front runner because he’s the only person that’s declared his candidacy to that level.”
“I certainly believe a significant number of their concerns of the federal government, the Department of Justice, are going to be addressed by the actions we’re taking and have been taking since the election was concluded.”
The company cited what it called a “divisive local political climate.”
“It is time to close the book on this election and focus on building a better community and more united Country for our children.”
Republican Claudia Tenney leads with 109, according to the court’s final tallies, and after the Oneida County certifies its vote count is likely to be sworn into Congress.
If all goes according to the schedule laid out by Justice Scott DelConte, voters in the district can expect to have a representative in Congress next week at the earliest.
Representatives for Republican Claudia Tenney and Democrat Anthony Brindisi must now wait until Friday, at the earliest, to find out which candidate is closer to claiming the seat.
“There’s no doubt in my mind where I’m going with this: every legal vote means every legal vote.”
Brindisi filed his latest election bid for New York’s 22nd Congressional District with the Federal Election Commission on Friday.
“I’m confident we’re going to get through the next 13 days in a safe and secure fashion”
Extremists emboldened by President Trump sought to thwart the peaceful transfer of power by staging a violent insurrection inside the U.S. Capitol.
Reed said voting to uphold the election results is his duty.
It’s unclear just how many hundreds of challenge ballots there are, but with only 12 votes separating the candidates, the court’s rulings on them might determine the race’s outcome.
“Despite being in the middle of a global pandemic, more Pennsylvanians than ever before – 6.9 million – participated in the Nov. 3 election and had their voices heard.”
“This pandemic, these masks, this physical configuration are a stark reminder to the nation that government matters and leadership matters.”
“Apparently, the law specifically says meet in person at the state Capitol. There’s been so much litigation about the election, we don’t want to test the law.”
“I think the time might’ve come to change the Electoral College, and I would support that change.”
There are still a couple of thousand votes in the district that are disputed or were never counted by election officials in violation of state election law, as evident in the court’s decision.
“The role of the court, as I see it, is making sure everyone follows the law,” Justice Scott DelConte said during oral arguments Monday.
Besides the razor thin margin, the absentee ballot counting process has been plagued by some errors and inefficiencies made by election officials.
Over 20 state representatives signed on to a co-sponsorship memo for a resolution calling on state leaders to delay vote certification — which occurred last week in the presidential race.
Each campaign received more 155,450 votes.
Arguments over challenged ballots continue in Oswego County Court on Monday.
It is the only House race in New York that is still uncalled.
“The president has been saying that ‘he won, he won, he won,’ and ‘fraud, fraud, fraud. And a lot of people who support this president, agree with him.”
With more than 19,000 mail-in ballots returned to Broome County this year, there were bound to be a few errors. In those cases, election workers were tasked with curing the ballot.
“New Yorkers have not only chosen to return to a Democratic Majority, but they’ve chosen to return a super majority.”
That means Democrats would have more leverage in negotiations on controversial measures next year, when conversations are expected to center largely around the state’s budget deficit.
Brindisi has won close to three times the number of mail-in ballots than Tenney, steadily closing the gap between them.
The GOP-backed resolution means counties will turn over voting data within the next 45 days..
Van De Water said he looks forward to a rematch in 2022.
In recent days, Danks Burke attempted to bring suit against officials in Schuyler County over some invalidated absentee ballots.
A handful of cases are pending in courts around the state, including a few key challenges. If the Trump campaign can whittle away Biden’s advantage to 0.5%, Pennsylvania law would trigger an automatic recount.
According to Danks Burke, the case relates to 75 to 100 ballots.
Both candidates believe their opponents lead is too large to overcome.
“The pro is, we’re going to make sure we count correctly and not miscount anyone’s vote.”
The Voter Integrity Fund was launched a week ago by Matt Braynard, who says he’s raised over $500,000 to cross-reference public data in a quest to unearth malfeasance in the election.
Kelles has been a Tompkins County legislator since 2015.
While the state already requires counties to audit a portion of ballots in every race, GOP caucus spokesman Mike Straub said the legislature should examine what it alleges are “the impacts of interference.”
“Joe Biden has rightfully earned the title of being the projected president-elect and that should be recognized,” Rep. Reed said.
The decision requires county election officials to copy and save any ballots campaign representatives inspect and object to for a judge to review later.
Some have taken a more defiant approach, including several rank-and-file members of the House Republican Caucus.
Tenney is up by 28,000 votes in NY-22. So far, at least 57,900 absentee ballots have been returned throughout the district.
“We also need to do a whole lot of work in the coming years to make sure we are building a truly equitable and just democracy,” said one of the rally organizers, Joanna Green.
PA-12 and PA-8 cover much of Northeast Pennsylvania.
“I don’t want to sound like I’m disenfranchising people. I’m just waiting on what the state wants us to do.”
“There may be a whole lot more bitterness, division and cynicism that we had back then,” Mitrano said.
“I want to be able to disagree with one another, to speak our truth. But I want to do it in a way that I don’t feel contempt or feel tempted to dehumanize the other person.”
“The teachings of at least the Haudenosaunee people are that the decisions we make today impact seven generations into the future and so that weighs heavy on people’s minds.”
“We knew that there is an overwhelming Democratic absentee vote that has to be counted still in a lot of our districts.”
“Something was systematically wrong with the polls generally, not just here, but across the country. Clearly, I think there was an underestimation of the Republican side of the turnout.”
Trump’s lead in PA has narrowed as mail-in votes are counted, but the race remains too close to call.
This year, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, all eligible voters were allowed to cast mail in ballots, and they have not yet been counted, and may not be for several days.
Both candidates said Tuesday that they are waiting on absentee ballots to be returned before declaring who won.
With all election districts reporting, Garner leads with 61 percent of the vote en route to his second term.
Incumbent Delgado leads Republican Kyle Van De Water by just over 2 percent.
Reed faced Democrat Tracy Mitrano for a second consecutive time.
According to Barber’s campaign officials, the Democrat called Oberacker to concede late Tuesday night.
The incumbent, Republican Sen. Tom O’Mara, leads Democratic challenger, Leslie Danks Burke with nearly all districts reporting.
To find out who wins this year’s Congressional contests in New York State will require patience. The pandemic transformed how this election was run in New York State. The vast number of ballots cast by mail before Election Day could lengthen the amount of time it takes to count all the votes. But that won’t mean there are problems with the results.