ALBANY—A court order issued this morning in Rochester permits a complete recount of absentee ballots in the 29th Congressional District.
Incumbent Randy Kuhl, a Republican, has not conceded to challenger Eric Massa. Before a court injunction stopped the counting, Massa was ahead by 4,400 votes.
The campaigns had negotiated the terms of a Read More
ALBANY—Democrats taking a majority in the State Senate after 40 years of languishing under Republican control have been talking about reforming the committee system and making the chamber more open. But the talk of reform stops cold when it comes to legislative redistricting.
"At this point, it's too early to be thinking about it," said Read More
Kuhl Massa Consent Letter
ALBANY—A quick update to the earlier news about the Kuhl-Massa recount. I just got off the phone with William Pulos, the Kuhl camp's attorney, who provided this letter [see link above] with all the details of the agreement to start Read More
ALBANY—Officials are still counting the ballots in two upstate congressional races.
Representative Michael Arcuri said yesterday he's "cautiously optmistic" he'll maintain his 6,400 vote lead over Republican challenger Chris Hanna. There are 17,000 absentee ballots to be counted.
Representative Randy Kuhl is behind Democratic challenger Eric Massa by 4,000 votes. Kuhl has filed Read More
At the beginning of Gregory Smithsimon’s post-Election Day urban studies class this week, the Barnard professor asked his students a question: “Anyone have wait times over an hour?”
Nobody raised a hand. From the class’ field research Tuesday surveying voting conditions at 30 polling places in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens, wait times weren’t that bad Read More
The Chicago Tribune probably wishes there were more days like this.
People are actually lining up on the street in front of the Tribune Building on the Magnificent Mile to buy copies of today’s paper, which has Obama smiling, over the headline “Obama Our Next President.”
CHICAGO—On the night before Election Day, Barack Obama’s Hyde Park neighborhood was dead.
Concrete barriers and a couple of cops prevented the rare pedestrian from walking past the stately houses and manicured lawns and red and yellow leaves falling on Obama’s street. A couple of blocks away, the lights were on in the living room Read More
At about 8:15 p.m. on election night, Ilyasah Shabazz, the third daughter of Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz, stood inside the building where her father was assassinated in February of 1965 and spoke about the election of Barack Obama.
"I know that a lot of people my age and older never expected this to Read More
Tuesday morning the pageant of democracy began in earnest. At 6:15am on West 120th street off Morningside Drive, I stood with my neighbors in the longest polling line I have seen in more than two decades of voting on the Upper West Side. Reading about the death of Barak Obama’s grandmother as I waited in Read More
The mood at the midtown Sheraton for New York Democrats last night: Jubilation.
First came the call by the national networks that Obama had won the presidency. Minutes later, with the crowd still breaking into Obama chants, and with some faces still moist from tears, Governor Paterson took the microphone in the ballroom after an Read More