Say what you want about her chances, but Carolyn Maloney is still acting like someone who actually means to challenge Kirsten Gillibrand for Senate next year.
She'd have to give up her House seat to do so. (Which is actually quite a good reason to believe that, at the end of the Read More
Take a deep breath: another candidate is thinking of joining the race for the East Side Assembly seat being vacated by Pete Grannis. And this one’s a Republican! (Yes, they still exist in Manhattan, I’m told.)
Meet Kenneth Moltner, a Community Board 8 member and an attorney by trade.
“I’m seriously considering it,” Moltner Read More
That’s how many people have used the new voting machines at the city’s five “super poll sites,” according to the Executive Chairman of the city’s Board of Elections, John Ravitz,
It’s worth noting that due to prolonged negotiations in Albany, today’s election is the big test for those voting machines, which will be rolled out Read More
A reader notes that Sequoia, a company under investigation by the federal government because of it’s ties to Venezaualian President Hugo Chavez, is trying to supply voting machines in New York.
The Executive Director of the state’s Board of Elections, John Ravitz, confirmed in an email that, “Sequoia has sent both their DRE and Read More
More people turned up on the steps of City Hall this afternoon, by an unofficial count, than actually voted in Tuesday’s Democratic Mayoral primary.
There was the usual, somewhat awkward, generally enthusiastic three-way endorsement of Freddy, following his praise of each of his rivals.
It was, said Denny Farrell, “The worst nightmare for the Read More
When John Ravitz cut his hair short and took over the city’s Board of Elections last year, the former East Side Assemblyman knew that he would face challenges. There were prehistoric voting machines to replace, controversial federal requirements to implement, furious good-government groups to placate. These were managerial problems, and political ones. But soon he Read More
The Real Threat to the U.S.
America is headed for disaster, and it has nothing to do with terrorists or George W. Bush’s “axis of evil.” A new study of the environmental health of 142 countries found that the United States ranks 51st, behind Cuba, Botswana and 48 other countries that have more respect Read More
In 2000, it was Hillary Clinton vs. Rick Lazio. In 2001, it was Mike Bloomberg vs. Mark Green.
And now, in New York’s first electoral battle of 2002, it’s … John Ravitz vs. Liz Krueger!
Granted, Republican Assemblyman John Ravitz may be a slightly more mundane figure than a billionaire media magnate turned Mayoral Read More