Democrats need just two more seats to gain a supermajority that could potentially override any vetoes.
Democrats need just two more seats to gain a supermajority that could potentially override any vetoes.
Energy, pollution policies are felt deeply in Pennsylvania.
“It leaves all of these holes in the implementation of the law where you might have disenfranchisement strictly based off of the ability for the county to interpret a law really loosely.”
“I do not believe you can be trusted on this question, Mr. Reed,” said Democratic challenger Tracy Mitrano.
Make sure, no matter what, that you drop off your ballot by 8 p.m. on Election Day. But don’t wait. Do it today.”
The state Board of Elections said Monday that voting in Chenango County won’t be affected overall.
“I couldn’t wait another second.”
“The cowards used a dead animal and a brick with a family member’s name on it to try to intimidate us. We assure everyone such threats only energize us to stand stronger.”
Over the previous week, the city was the site of escalating tensions between pro- and anti-Trump groups.
Unaffiliated voters aren’t talked about a lot but they can be the difference between winning and losing close elections. They wonder why should they compromise their beliefs to join a political party.
“The ballot line is under attack, and it could go away. To save it, we need as many New Yorkers as possible to vote for the Biden–Harris ticket on the WFP line this year.”
Democratic incumbent Anthony Brindisi, former Republican representative Claudia Tenney and Libertarian candidate Keith Price covered an array of issues, including policing and climate change.
Voters asked candidates about their qualifications, government policies and voting records.
Millions of absentee ballots were already returned nation-wide, but candidates are still campaigning. So, what if you change your mind?
The number of polling places vary from county to county, but each county is required to have at least one early voting polling site.
A list of links to our region’s elections offices.
“We’re anticipating a very big turnout in early voting, it seems easier than Election Day, but we have no idea.”
A spokesperson for Bucks County confirmed at least 1,091 voters have received two ballots and an official in Mifflin County said 108 voters were subject to the error.
After the new bail reform laws took effect in January, some areas of the state started to report a rise in crime, particularly in New York City.
Democratic County Executive Jason Garnar and Republican challenger Karl Bernhardsen met in an online forum hosted by the Rotary Club of Binghamton.
A survey of Pennsylvanians who did not vote in 2016, found nearly half of nonvoters wanted to cast ballots on Election Day, but were held back by logistical issues — bucking the stereotype of nonvoters as people who are checked out of politics.
“The closer the race, the longer it will take to know who the winner is, and oftentimes you do know within 24-36 hours because it’s not a very, very close race.”
Check how many mail-in ballots have been requested and returned, and get answers to important voting questions.
“I don’t want to wait until after the election to do this, I think we need help now.”
Candidates also discussed the ongoing confirmation hearings of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.
Tuesday’s 90-minute debate was sponsored by local chapters of the League of Women Voters.
The freshman Democratic incumbent held a nine-point lead over Tenney in the survey of likely voters in the district.
More than two dozen election officials said they’ll set up at least a drop box or two monitored by a law enforcement official, security camera or both.
This is the second time Danks Burke has challenged O’Mara to represent the 58th senate district. Geographically, the district is the largest in the state senate.
Jennifer Wilson, Deputy Director of the League of Women Voters of New York State, said the success of their lawsuit makes three important changes.
The president’s speech included several of the false claims that are regular parts of his stump speeches.
Republican and former Congresswoman Claudia Tenney agreed Monday to the forum. Democratic Incumbent Anthony Brindisi and Libertarian Challenger Keith Price earlier confirmed their participation.
The finding adds to concerns that the president and some Republicans are laying the groundwork to challenge the legitimacy of the election.
Each candidate claims the other did not do enough while in office to limit Spectrum, while still accepting its money.
“[The ruling] jeopardizes the security and integrity of our elections and will potentially put Pennsylvania in the middle of a disastrous national crisis.”
New Yorkers who are not currently registered to vote in the November elections have until October 9th to do so.
Judges in both Pennsylvania and Wisconsin threw Hawkins and his running mate off the ballot last week, because of technicalities.
The Let NY Vote Coalition says pre-paying postage on return envelopes for absentee ballots will reduce obstacles for voters with health risks.
The KQED Youth Media Challenge: Let’s Talk about Election 2020 gives middle and high school students an opportunity to put their persuasive skills to work and have a real audience for the issues that matter to them most.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday that President Donald Trump has been the “worst president in history” from the point of New York City, and that the “best thing he did for New York City was leave.”
“Young people can help our elections and make some extra money by becoming poll workers and relieve the pressure on our older poll workers.”
Voters in New York can now request an absentee ballot for the November elections online, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday, with a special portal set up by the state to handle those requests statewide.
The amendment would be part of a federal spending bill.
PBS NewsHour Convention Coverage: The Republican National Convention airs Monday, August 24, 2020 to Thursday, August 27, 2020 on WSKG TV and WSKG Radio.
“We’re all trying to figure out, ‘How can the counties have the responsibility for making sure the count is accurate and as timely as possible?”
“It’s no coincidence the moment the Trump administration is caught weakening the CDC’s COVID-19 testing guidelines to artificially lower the number of positive cases, they launched this nakedly partisan deflection.”
Reed described the vandalism was an act of extremism.
New York state is suing President Donald Trump and the head of the U.S. Postal Service over recent policy changes that Attorney General Letitia James said Tuesday would unconstitutionally limit access to this year’s elections for those who plan to vote by mail.
Voters can begin requesting absentee ballots right away from their local elections boards, citing the reason that they fear risks of contracting the coronavirus or any other contagious illness.
In a rush to find answers, lawmakers and election officials alike are proposing a number of changes.
New York Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul said if Anthony were alive today, she would decline the president’s offer.
“Having a conversation about inequities or injustices is not mutually exclusive from supporting the men and women of law enforcement.”
Cuomo’s “American Crisis” will be released Oct. 13, three weeks before Election Day, when Trump is expected to face Democratic nominee Joe Biden.
“We have legislators in office that aren’t representing the people and don’t necessarily care about certain precautions.”
“If in fact we brought the boxes to them, and they had the ability to vote right at senior centers, right at community centers, then I think that’s the recipe for success.”
“From the governor’s point of view, he’s riding high right now with his New York constituents, and this is chance to show himself off on the national stage,”
Tenney said Rep. Anthony Brindisi is not doing enough to fight Spectrum’s business practices, Brindisi’s campaign disagrees.
“A significant portion of our elections will be administered by an entity over which the Board of Elections have no control.”
“It can’t just fall on the teachers to figure it out, or even the local school districts,” said Griffin.
“If they get too far into the weeds or attempt to drop in other fixes now, my fear is nothing will get done.”
Changes to state law need to be effective by early September if counties are to implement them in time for the general election.
“I don’t live in a fairy tale world of this is the idea, let’s put it into practice. Well, no I’ve put it into practice and we’ve seen things that do and don’t work.”
This will be the 25th time Hawkins has run for office, but his first national campaign. He’s run for Congress, U.S. Senate, governor and several other state and local offices.
The Army veteran will try to unseat Rep. Antonio Delgado in November.
Pence itinerary included stops in Lancaster, Chester and Philly; Biden was in Scranton, his childhood hometown
“Right now, in New York, the middle class is subsidizing the top. Most of the top lives in New York City.”
The Democrat is unopposed in the November election.
“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.
“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.’
“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.”
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.
“Claudia Tenney indicated at this time she is not accepting any invitation to debate her primary opponent.”
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 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.
“Literally, ‘Pay me now and maybe you will get some stuff some time in the future,’ is where some vendors are starting.”
“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
“Any at risk individuals should be rightfully wary of voting in person at crowded polling places.”
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.
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.
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.
Brian Kolb stepped down from his leadership post after being arrested for drunk driving on New Year’s Eve.
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.
Jason Leifer said he intends to continue a tradition of progressive representation in the district.
“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 former Broome DA’s announcement comes the same day as campaign finance numbers are due.
“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.”
The Republican is undergoing treatment for cancer.
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.
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.