“[The ruling] jeopardizes the security and integrity of our elections and will potentially put Pennsylvania in the middle of a disastrous national crisis.”
“[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.
The Let NY Vote Coalition says pre-paying postage on return envelopes for absentee ballots will reduce obstacles for voters with health risks.
“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.
“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?”
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.
Cuomo’s “American Crisis” will be released Oct. 13, three weeks before Election Day, when Trump is expected to face Democratic nominee Joe Biden.
“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.”
“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.
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.
“There are many of us who represent diverse communities, … [who] understand that it is our duty to stand up, to protect the rights of Pennsylvanians to vote.”
Pence itinerary included stops in Lancaster, Chester and Philly; Biden was in Scranton, his childhood hometown
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.
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.
“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.’
One of the longest portions of the forum involved questions about housing and homelessness.
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
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.
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.
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.”
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 Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-Franklin), the sponsor of a longshot measure to revoke the governor’s emergency powers, said the waiver decisions seem random.
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
GOP Speaker Mike Turzai scheduled the elections to be held less than a month before the primary. Democratic leaders think that’s needlessly confusing.
The freshmen congressional members join a growing number of Pennsylvania politicians throwing support behind the former vice president.
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.
“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.”
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.
It’s called a severability clause, and it’s often included to protect a new law from court challenges.
“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.”
“War chests are in, high contribution limits are in. We are designing a system that is not going to incentivize viable candidates to participate.”
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.
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.
“People who are worrying about affordable housing can’t live in the City of Ithaca so they’re not voting in Ithaca.”
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.
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.
Korchak spoke as part of WSKG’s interview series with all three candidates.
The possible timing of a special election for a congressional seat has some Republicans crying foul.
“When there’s a sudden reversals based on zero evidence, it seems, it makes you wonder whether other people are pulling the strings here.”
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.
“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.”
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.
President Trump may be forced to release some of his tax records to prosecutors in New York.
“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.
“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.
The amendment would enshrine certain rights for crime victims in the commonwealth’s constitution.
A New York businessman has helped Rudy Giuliani promote an unsubstantiated theory of corruption in Ukraine by Joe Biden, ahead of next year’s presidential election.
In New York, individual counties make up the rules for voting, so there is no uniform statewide system. As a result, the procedures for when and where early voting will happen will be different in each county.
Critics of the proposal say Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to strike against a left-leaning party that he’s been feuding with, something the governor denies.
Pennsylvania and other states are working through grants from Congress to upgrade their voting machines and other equipment. Advocates say more work is needed — and billions more dollars.
Advocates hope the commission, which has been slow to start, will start taking steps toward a final report due in December.
New York’s senior U.S. senator said that he will push to provide funds for local boards of elections to harden their security against potential threats by foreign governments.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is asking Democratic presidential candidates to endorse four gun control measures previously adopted in New York.
Democrat Daylin Leach lost support from his own caucus, the Pennsylvania Democratic Party, and the Democratic committees in the counties he represents after being accused of inappropriate conduct with female staffers.
In a new poll, half of Pennsylvania’s registered voters say they plan to vote against President Donald Trump in the 2020 election, no matter who his opponent is.
The only measure approved in 2019 that is unpopular with voters is a new law to allow undocumented immigrants to apply for drivers licenses, with only 43% overall supporting the law.
New York is one of just eight states that allows major party candidates, Democrats and Republicans, to also appear on the ballot on minor party lines.
Governor Tom Wolf is taking matters into his own hands when it comes to funding upgrades for Pennsylvania’s voting machines.
A measure that county commissioners were counting on to fund voting machine upgrades recently met its end under Governor Tom Wolf’s veto pen.
“We want to be helpful to the county commissioners with these voting machines, since we were the ones who decided they were not proper.”
Republican voters in Broome County head to the polls today to select a candidate for District Attorney.
“If it’s something that he wants to have done, it is his unfunded mandate. He needs to figure out where the money comes from for it.”
One of the no-brainers Syracuse-area state Sen. Rachel May expects to pass, is legislation that will expand voting rights. Right now plans for automatic voter registration is stuck over details, such as when residents would be able to decline registration.
“There are 47 states that have an Election Day deadline for returning an absentee ballot, and the only other states that have a deadline earlier than that are Mississippi and Louisiana. Pennsylvania can do better than that.”
“Once people know they’re registered, a really significant proportion, 40 to 50 percent of them, take that invitation and go in and vote. That’s a big increase.”
A deceased redistricting specialist’s documents suggest the citizenship question was added to redraw political maps to favor Republicans and non-Hispanic white people, according to a new court filing.
If Cuomo is re-elected, he’ll be only the second person to win a fourth, four-year term as New York governor after Republican Nelson Rockefeller. Cuomo’s father, the late Gov. Mario Cuomo, lost his bid for a fourth term.
Under current laws, voters in New York must register in a political party more than six months before the primary vote is held. Party registration can only be changed 25 days or more before a general election, held in November.
“We (Republicans) lost this majority in one election. I think we can gain this majority back in one election.”
One constitutional amendment would get rid of Pennsylvania’s current system in which Supreme, Superior, and Commonwealth Court judges are picked in partisan, statewide elections.
The former vice president said Monday, “We need a president who works for all Americans.” A key labor union hosted the event, which focused on economic issues of concern to middle-class voters.
“Mass incarceration has resulted in 264,000 Pennsylvania residents being constitutionally underrepresented. Of those 264,000 residents, over 100,000 are black.”
Pennsylvania is one of the key states the GOP–and Democrats–are targeting in the run-up to 2020.
Supporters say the current system favors a small group of big-money donors at the expense of the average citizen and needs to be changed. But not everyone agrees that is a good idea.
Balter lost to Katko by about 5 points in 2018. It was Katko’s closest race since first winning election in 2014.
“Small county, small numbers, but important numbers and we have to be very vigilant that we don’t take any of this for granted.”
A new report by New York’s Brennan Center found that automatic voter registration in states has given a big boost to voter rolls in states where it’s been adopted.
As a Green Party founder, Hawkins has unsuccessfully run for everything from Syracuse Common Council to governor of New York state to U.S. Senate.
A bill aimed at changing how Pennsylvania draws House, Senate, and congressional maps is getting another shot.
Pennsylvania will redraw its congressional and legislative districts after the 2020 census – and there’s a renewed push to change the rules before that happens.
Fusion Voting resulted in the Democratic and Republican candidates for governor appearing on six different ballot lines in 2018.
The push for a public campaign finance system for New York’s politicians heated up as a feud erupted between three young female lawmakers and Governor Andrew Cuomo’s top aides.
Ukrainian elections have also been turbulent, rife with voter intimidation and even claims by then-president Viktor Yushchenko in 2004 that he had been deliberately poisoned.
There have already been 125 fundraisers for legislators’ election campaigns in Albany since the session began.
Pennsylvania elections officials rejected more than twice as many absentee ballots during last year’s midterm elections than they did in 2010.
Pennsylvania’s general assembly is huge. But reducing its size would require some lawmakers to vote away their own jobs.
A voting, campaign finance and ethics reform bill known as the For the People Act or H.R. 1, is scheduled to be voted on in the House of Representatives this week. Central New York Rep. John Katko (R-Camillus) said he supports many parts of the bill, with one big exception.
A Western New York political operative and former campaign aide for then-presidential candidate Donald Trump is one of more than 80 people or entities contacted by the House Judiciary Committee, which is now looking into alleged misdeeds by the president.
Claims of massive illegal voting by noncitizens have routinely been disproved, but some noncitizens end up on the voter rolls, often by accident. Now, states are trying to fix that.
Last year, Governor Tom Wolf gave counties a mandate: replace their voting machines with ones that leave a paper trail in time for the 2020 primary election. That move was based on concerns that many of the aging machines are difficult to double-check in the event an election’s integrity is questioned.
A voting reform package approved in Albany this year will have some costs to local governments. Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon is among those calling on the state to fully fund the early voting portion of the package.
Over 200 groups are pushing for New York State to enact a public campaign finance system for statewide candidates. And they say they’ve never been closer to achieving their goal.
A handful of state senators want to upend the way Pennsylvania conducts its elections. The group–made up of both Republicans and Democrats, many of them senior members–is launching a slate of bills broadly aimed at making it easier to vote.
When the U.S. Census Bureau measures population, prison inmates are counted as residents of the communities where they are incarcerated. The practice can affect how lines are drawn in congressional and legislative redistricting efforts, which will take place after the 2020 census.
Local elected officials are reacting to voting reform measures passed in the Democratic-controlled New York State Legislature last week and signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo Thursday. While some Republicans supported the efforts, others said the changes are too costly and could disenfranchise voters.
Voters in Pennsylvania’s 12th Congressional District will choose a new representative earlier than expected. A special election will coincide with Pennsylvania’s primary election, May 21, after a surprise resignation. Republican Congressman Tom Marino resigned, saying he’s leaving for a job in the private sector.
Local elections officials say it’s a bit overwhelming to consider all the changes that have to take place to implement New York’s new voting laws.
Sen.Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) announced her intention to run for president Tuesday during an appearance “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” Hours later, the Democrat returned to her native Capital Region for her first campaign event.
Gillibrand joins a growing field of Democratic candidates, telling TV host Stephen Colbert on Tuesday that she is launching an exploratory committee and explaining why she has decided to run.
The Democratic led New York State legislature is set for a big week. Action is planned for Monday to implement early voting in the state, and on Tuesday to grant more civil rights to transgender New Yorkers. Also this week, Governor Andrew Cuomo will release his budget proposal.
Soon after her election, top Senate Republicans began raising lingering questions about whether Lindsey Williams meets state residency requirements.
Democrats who will run the state Senate in January say a top priority will be to expand access to voting in New York. Advocates say there are several steps they can take.
Though the new state legislative session hasn’t technically started, lawmakers are already filing memos for the bills they plan to sponsor. One of the first issues on the agenda has already commanded lawmakers’ attention for nearly a year: redistricting.
Democratic Governor Tom Wolf is establishing a bipartisan panel tasked with finding ways to make the redistricting process in Pennsylvania more fair. The governor on Thursday signed an executive order to create the Pennsylvania Redistricting Reform Commission.
The race for New York’s 22nd Congressional District seat came to an end Wendesday, when Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-New Hartford) formally conceded to Democrat Anthony Brindisi.
Three weeks after the midterm election, Pennsylvania’s last undecided race is over.
These metro areas saw the most dramatic turnarounds in this election from red to blue — and were responsible for Democrats taking back the House.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – Nearly three weeks after Election Day, Democrat Nate McMurray reluctantly conceded his race against Rep. Chris Collins in New York’s 27th Congressional District. However, the concession included an angry series of blasts at the incumbent and a vow to “fight like hell” to re-involve the public in politics.
Democratic Congressman-elect Anthony Brindisi, who won a narrow victory over Mohawk Valley Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-New Hartford), is sticking to his commitment against voting for Nancy Pelosi as the next speaker of the House.
Pennsylvania’s turnout jumped from 43 percent in 2014 to 58 percent in this year’s midterm.
ALBANY, NY (WSKG) – State Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, who will become the first woman and African-American woman to lead the New York state Senate come January, said she hopes to take action quickly on long stalled measures in the Senate.
SYRACUSE, NY (WRVO) – More absentee ballots were sent in all eight counties covering the 22nd Congressional District in this past midterm election compared to four years ago.
SYRACUSE, NY (WRVO) – Another series of statewide elections in New York Tuesday resulted in another Democratic sweep, and with a two-to-one voter registration margin in the state, mostly because of New York City, it’s clear the GOP has a steep hill to climb.
KEYSTONE CROSSROADS – Candidates for Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate and congressional seats and their supporters spent $100.7 million in this year’s midterm election, according to the latest filings.
HARRISBURG, PA (WSKG) – A few of Pennsylvania’s state House and Senate races still aren’t finalized, but it appears legislative Democrats have picked up at least five new seats in the Senate, and eleven in the House.
ALBANY, NY (WSKG) – Democrats are claiming control of the New York State Senate, with several seats now leaning toward this party’s candidates.
SYRACUSE, NY (WRVO) – 24th District Republican Congressman John Katko wasn’t knocked over by the “blue wave” that saw Democrats take control of the House in yesterday’s election. But his re-election does mean he will be in the minority when he returns to Washington.
READING, PA (WITF) — An advocacy group for Latino and immigrant rights in Pennsylvania is claiming victory in Tuesday’s midterm elections. The crowd at the Make the Road Action in PA offices in Reading burst into song at the news Democrats were projected to hold on to the governor’s office and a U.S. Senate seat. “Venceremos,” they sang, “we will win.”
Republican Congressman Chris Collins narrowly won re-election against Democratic opponent Nate McMurray in NY-27. But McMurray, who initially conceded, is now wants a recount.
STATE IMPACT PENNSYLVANIA – Freshman GOP congressman Lloyd Smucker was reelected to a second term Tuesday night–defeating Democratic challenger Jess King in the 11th district.
York, PA (WSKG) — When Gov. Tom Wolf took the stage to make his victory speech in York Tuesday night, he seemed like a man who hadn’t been sweating the win.
ALBANY, NY (WSKG) – Governor Andrew Cuomo was awarded a third term in office by voters, who chose him by a wide margin over his opponents.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI and Associated Press) – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo seeks a third term and Republicans and Democrats battle over the makeup of the state’s congressional delegation as the caustic midterm election campaign reaches its climax.
SYRACUSE, NY (WRVO) – By the time polls open Tuesday, most voters have seen or heard a lot of negative political ads. The number of negative ads in federal races is up 60 percent this year from the 2014 midterms, according to The Wesleyan Media Project, which tracks broadcast political advertisements.
ALBANY, NY (WSKG) – Polls show the governor’s race in New York is narrowing as the major party candidates made their final pitch to voters.
The emergence of a coalition of voters united by opposition to the policies and personal style of President Trump faces its first big test today. This anger over the Trump presidency has been corralled into sophisticated and robust voter mobilization tactics.
HARRISBURG, PA (WSKG) — Turnout in Tuesday’s midterm election is expected to be unusually high.
VESTAL, NY (WSKG) – Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-NY) debated Democratic candidate Anthony Brindisi in New York’s 22nd Congressional District. This race is a “Toss Up” according to RealClear Politics.
(Undated) — Organizers weren’t sure, initially, whether U.S. Rep. Scott Perry, R-10, would appear in-person for the Cumberland 9/12 Patriots’ candidates forum in Carlisle last spring.
ALBANY, NY (WSKG) – Tuesday features intense battle for the State Senate. Democrats are leading in the polls in New York’s state wide races for governor, attorney general and comptroller.
ALBANY, NY (WSKG) – The final debate of the 2018 New York governor’s race, and the only upstate debate, was held Thursday night at the College of Saint Rose in Albany and sponsored by the League of Women Voters. All of the candidates showed up- except Governor Andrew Cuomo.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Four of the five candidates for governor in New York are set to participate in the last scheduled debate before election day — though Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo isn’t expected to show up.
LANCASTER, PA (WHYY) — Gov. Tom Wolf has increased his lead over Republican challenger Scott Wagner in the latest Franklin and Marshall College Poll.
Hailing from neighboring counties in Northeastern Pennsylvania, the two major candidates are rooted in the same challenges, but are coming up with very different solutions.
KEYSTONE CROSSROADS — Candidates in Pennsylvania’s Ninth Congressional District held their final debate at WVIA in Pittston Tuesday night, concluding a race marked recently by personal attacks.
ALBANY, NY (WSKG) – A group that opposes big money in politics has issued a report showing that a handful of wealthy billionaires are contributing heavily to Republican congressional campaigns in New York.
ALBANY, NY (WSKG) – One of the major party candidates in the New York race for governor has issued a “civility challenge,” asking his opponents to refrain from all negative ads and attacks from now until Election Day.
KEYSTONE CROSSROADS — The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to consider another appeal by Republican state lawmakers over this year’s changes to Pennsylvania’s congressional district map.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – A new poll in the 24th Congressional District shows that Republican incumbent John Katko continues to maintain a double-digit lead over Democrat challenger, Dana Balter.
Over the last few months, Democrats seem to be more motivated to vote in the upcoming midterms than Republicans, and have donated more money. While the enthusiasm and money gaps have narrowed in recent weeks, forecasters still expect a blue wave to sweep Democrats into control of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Politics, Facts and Civilty is a group of people, consisting of both Republicans and Democrats, that occasionally get together to have a civil conversation about political issues.
SYRACUSE, NY (WRVO) – One of the battlefields on Election Day will be races for the New York state Senate. Democrats are hoping to corral a majority so they can control all three branches of government in New York State. One of the most closely watched races will be in central New York.
STATE IMPACT PENNSYLVANIA – Energy Secretary Rick Perry traveled to Philadelphia and South Jersey Thursday, speaking to a water conference and visiting a nuclear manufacturing plant in Camden.
ALBANY, NY (WSKG) The next Attorney General of the state of New York is very likely to make history. Tish James, the Democratic candidate and current New York City Public Advocate, and the Republican- bankruptcy lawyer Keith Wofford -are African American. But the two hold different views on many topics.
SYRACUSE, NY (WRVO) – Central New York Rep. John Katko (R-Camillus) and Democratic challenger Dana Balter faced off their first debate Wednesday, which was hosted and streamed by Syracuse.com.
LITITZ, PA (ASSOCIATED PRESS) — Vice President Mike Pence warned Wednesday that electing Democrats to Congress would undo the accomplishments of a president who just two years ago scored an upset victory in Pennsylvania, where the GOP is expected to lose seats in the House in November’s election.
HARRISBURG, PA (WSKG)– A new political ad that’s hitting TVs across southeastern Pennsylvania is ripping on Republican state senators for their caucus stalling a high-profile anti-child abuse bill.
You can throw any predictions for this race out the window, according to Laurel Elder, a political science professor at Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY. It all depends on voter turnout.
Eric Trump, son of President Donald Trump, fired up a crowd of volunteers and supporters of Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-New Hartford) Tuesday. Trump was at Republican headquarters in New Hartford where he credited Republican tax cuts for creating a hot economy with record low unemployment.
ALBANY, NY (WSKG) – Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his republican challenger, Marc Molinaro, engaged in a testy debate Tuesday that centered on corruption in state government and the candidate’s views, and relationships, with President Donald Trump.
STATE IMPACT PENNSYLVANIA — A report out this month from the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change paints a pretty dire picture. By 2040, the world faces myriad crises — including food shortages, extreme weather, wildfires and a mass die-off of coral reefs — unless emissions are cut sharply.
In these videos, it’s black people calling the cops on white ones who are behaving in a socially irresponsible manner: They’re not voting.
After weeks of wrangling, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his Republican opponent, Marc Molinaro, have agreed to a televised debate at 7 p.m. Tuesday on CBS2 in New York City. But not everyone is satisfied.
HARRISBURG, PA (WSKG) — In a recent review of state voter registration laws, a group of political scientists ranked Pennsylvania 31st in terms of how easy it is to vote.
SYRACUSE, NY (WRVO) – Political ads are one of the battlefields in many of the crucial midterm races for Congress this year, and the race for central New York’s 24th Congressional District is no different.
ALBANY, NY (WSKG) – Among the statewide races, the contest for state comptroller often gets little attention from voters. But there’s still lots of interest in the post itself — incumbent Tom DiNapoli faces three challengers.
Governor Wolf, a Democrat, considers the “clean slate” law – expected to help hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians – one of his signature criminal justice initiatives, as does his opponent, former Republican state Sen. Scott Wagner, who co-sponsored the bill.
ALBANY, NY (WSKG) – The state Senate races are among the closest contests in New York on Nov. 6. Democrats need just one seat to take the majority away from Republicans. Spending on the races is growing intense, and accusations are flying.
HARRISBURG, PA (WSKG) – With under a month until the general election, Democratic Governor Tom Wolf and his Republican challenger Scott Wagner appear to be locked in an uneven contest. Their latest financial disclosures show Wolf with $8.9 million on hand to Wagner’s $1.8 million. The incumbent is also leading by almost 17 points in an average of recent independent polls. And the candidates’ divergent campaign styles are reflecting that divide. It was, perhaps, never more clear than on a recent Friday morning, when a shaky, live video went up on Scott Wagner’s campaign Facebook page.
Luzerne County voted for Barack Obama in back-to-back elections. In 2016, the county swung for Donald Trump — by double digits.
GOP Senate Candidate Lou Barletta, as he regularly does, spoke to one of the two aspects of the ACA that have made it a complex issue for Republicans and Democrats alike.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – A new poll gives Republican incumbent Congressman Chris Collins a slim lead over his Democratic challenger Nate McMurray in the 27th Congressional District.
ALBANY, NY (WSKG) – State Democrats and Republicans are accusing each other of condoning violence after a weekend incident that left the GOP’s Metropolitan Club in New York City vandalized and protesters from far-right and far-left groups under arrest.
BUFFALO, NY (WBFO) – A trial date of Feb. 3, 2020 has beens set for the federal insider trading case involving Rep. Chris Collins.
ALBANY, NY (WSKG) – The Republican candidate for attorney general in New York, Keith Wofford, said if he wins, he’d go after the head of his party, President Donald Trump, and his policies — but only if there’s a good reason.
SYRACUSE, NY (WRVO) – Friday is the last day to register to vote in New York State for November’s general election. The state Board of Elections is warning the public about scammers claiming to register people through phone calls and texts.
KEYSTONE CROSSROADS — Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder was in Philadelphia on Thursday to endorse a group of suburban Democrats running for the Pennsylvania Senate.