Post Tagged with: "primaries"

Tim Wu and John Liu. (Photos via timwu.org and liunewyork.com)

Tim Wu, John Liu Rejoin Academia After Primary Defeats

Asian, New York, Politics September 24, 2014 at 10:01 pm

Two Asian-American politicians who were defeated in the September 9 Democratic primary are rejoining academia, reports World Journal.

State Senator Gustavo Rivera and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito at Rivera's victory party at the Escape Restaurant & Lounge in Norwood in the Bronx on September. (Photo via Gay City News)

Bronx Council Member Defeated After Anti-Gay Video

Bronx, LGBTQ, Politics September 10, 2014 at 5:41 pm

Losing in the primaries to incumbent Gustavo Rivera for a Bronx State Senate seat, Fernando Cabrera had released a video generously praising the Ugandan government, reports Gay City News.

Tim Wu at World Journal headquarters with World Journal North America CEO James Yang. (Photo via World Journal)

Tim Wu Shares Views with World Journal

East Asian, New York, Politics September 8, 2014 at 8:13 pm

Lieutenant governor hopeful Tim Wu expressed his views on a number of topics of interest to the Chinese community at World Journal’s editorial offices.

The Electoral Board announced in early August that 14 centers with 25 polling stations would be relocated. (Photo by Humberto Arellano via The Daily)

Polling Site Changes Raise Hackles

Latino, Politics September 4, 2014 at 5:51 pm

After the Board of Elections changed several voting sites before the September 9 primary elections, Adriano Espaillat and other local politicians raise the specter of voter suppression, El Diario reports.

Robert Cornegy has won the Democratic nomination to represent the District 36 seat for City Council, over two weeks after the primary elections took place. (Photo from campaign website)

Closest City Council Race Has a Winner

African American, Brooklyn, Elections 2013, Politics October 1, 2013 at 12:36 pm

Gotham Gazette reports that 17 days after the primary elections and following a paper ballot recount, there’s a winner in the City Council Democratic primary for Bedford-Stuyvesant and Crown Heights.

Photos from their campaign websites

Still Counting in Closest City Council Race

African American, Brooklyn, Politics September 27, 2013 at 5:25 pm

The Democratic primary race for the City Council seat in Bed-Stuy and Crown Heights could drag into October, reports the Amsterdam News. As a recount starts and amidst allegations of voting irregularities, Robert Cornegy leads Kirsten John Foy by a mere 68 votes.

Wayne Jackson fills out an affidavit ballot at P.S. 44 in East Tremont. This year, his name was not on the voter registration though he has been voting at P.S. 44 for years. (Photo by Jake Naughton via Bronx Bureau)

Voting Relics, Other Issues Need Fixing

Elections 2013, New York, Opinion, Politics September 16, 2013 at 5:32 pm

Following reports of broken voting machines on primary day, community newspapers joined the chorus of voices asking the Board of Elections to fix the issue. Problems because of lack of interpreters, confusion over polling places and unavailability of translated ballots were also reported last week.

(Photo by Heather Martino)

Deputy Mayor Liu? Chinese Media Dissects Defeat

East Asian, Elections 2013, Featured Posts, Politics September 13, 2013 at 7:02 pm

Papers analyze the forces that contributed to John Liu’s loss and suggest employment options for his future.

While the mayoral primaries took top billing in the media, plenty of City Council races, and a district attorney one, also garnered the attention of the ethnic and community media. (Photo by Maite Junco/Voices of NY)

Scandals, Upsets and ‘Firsts’ in Council Races

Elections 2013, Featured Posts, Politics, Voices' Picks September 11, 2013 at 10:15 pm

History was made and various lawbreakers were shown the door, including the once-powerful Vito Lopez.

(Photo by Josh Nathan-Kazis)

Orthodox Jews Split on Mayoral Candidates

Brooklyn, Elections 2013, Featured Posts, Politics, Religion September 3, 2013 at 1:15 pm

Orthodox Jewish issues are getting more attention but the Brooklyn community is split over who to support.

New District Maps Show Disparities In Voter Eligibility

New District Maps Show Disparities In Voter Eligibility

Elections 2012, Politics September 26, 2012 at 3:07 pm

Interactive maps from CUNY’s Center for Urban Research breakdown the gaps between the total population and the number eligible to vote by legislative district. In some cases, areas that were redistricted to empower Asians or Hispanics, still have mostly white eligible voters.

Adriano Espaillat defeated Guillermo Linares after a close loss to Charles Rangel over the summer. (Photo from El Diario la Prensa)

Voices in Focus: Primary’s Winners and Losers

Elections 2012, Politics September 14, 2012 at 2:48 pm

Find the outcomes of closely-watched primary races, and races featuring candidates profiled throughout the summer by the community and ethnic press.

On Latino Turf, Bangladeshis Seek Sliver of Power

On Latino Turf, Bangladeshis Seek Sliver of Power

Elections 2012, Featured Posts, Politics, South Asian, Video September 11, 2012 at 6:14 pm

Two Bangladeshis will run next year for a city council seat in the Bronx, but some worry that the Bangladeshis – a new but growing immigrant community – are reaching for too much too early. They question the value of fielding a Bangladeshi candidate against a political machine that favors Latinos. For many, the question hinges on who wins this week’s 87th Assembly District primary.

(Photo by James Leynse/CORBIS via The Gotham Gazette)

Voices in Focus: Primary Election Guides

Elections 2012, Politics September 10, 2012 at 12:06 pm

In case you haven’t decided who you’ll vote for in this Thursday’s primary elections, there are plenty of voter guides and candidate profiles in the city’s community press to help you make up your mind. Here’s a sampling, including a video of a singing candidate from the Bronx.

District Leader and State Assembly candidate Rodneyse Bichotte (Photo via the Haitian Times)

Haitian-American Upstart Candidate Makes Inroads in Brooklyn

Elections 2012, Politics September 6, 2012 at 4:31 pm

With the September 13 primary just a week away, The Haitian Times (one of the participants in our election coverage project, The World Votes Here) published an illuminating profile of the upstart Haitian State Assembly candidate from Brooklyn, Rodneyse Bichotte, in the 42nd District.