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Obama Gained Unevenly in Brooklyn
Ordeal Faced Rockaways Voters
The Bronx Votes: Meaning in a 'Meaningless' Election
Bronx Greens Aim For Bigger Voice
Union Man Leads Race to Replace Tainted Councilman
In New Test for Machines, Worries Over Overvoting
Disappointment with Obama, in Obama Country
Voting for Obama, but Playing Romney
Bangladeshi Voters Wrestle With Economic Worries
Young Dems to Work The Phones
Aiming Smart Phones at Disenfranchisement
City Island Undecided as Election Nears
Deep in the Bluest Borough, a Conservative Blogger
NYC's Congressional Delegation: Got Impact?
From Capitol Hill to Murray Hill: NY's Reps at Home
Vote, Donate, Complain: Some Brooklyn Nabes Stand Out
Obama + Romney = Lesson for Brooklyn Students
Brooklyn's Red Coast
Seeing Green at the City’s Farmers’ Markets
Push for More Crime Data Stalls in Council
Great nations feature great cities. But American campaigns usually don't. Four years after voters elected a president who pledged to do more for cities, this special investigation follows the effect of federal policy on America's cities.
After area redistricting sent some voters to an alternate polling site in Norwood, poll workers said they had prepared to send some away
Said one voter: "A lot of people are saying this isn't normal."
For four years Paul Bales has worked the polls on election day. He says this year is proving especially challenging.
“They never notified us. This is about losing our votes. People are getting discouraged,”
Some voters received conflicting messages about who could use the special ballots. And some polling places ran out of the documents.
Last-minute changes in polling sites left many voters in the Bronx confused about where to vote and in some cases, even prevented them from voting.
The third party's candidates don't expect to win. But they were happy to “have our voice heard.”
Poll workers ran ballots up and down the stairs between elderly voters and the scanners on an upper floor.
The juxtaposition of storm and ballot could be seen across the borough, with many makeshift polling sites sharing a roof or a plot of land with a relief center.
The shoreline neighborhood is pocket of conservatism in the heavily Democratic Bronx. A majority of the voters here voted for McCain in the 2008 election.
Pierre Mercredi is spending all day Tuesday volunteering to drive seniors and disabled people to polling stations across the Bronx.
It's the first presidential race for New York's new optical scan voting machines. Do they get a checkmark or an error message from voters?
Dozens of polling sites across the boroughs have been relocated.
"The World Votes Here" aims to get a glimpse of the complex and interesting ways in which the city's ethnic enclaves are participating in campaign 2012.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
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Thursday, June 20, 2013
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Many city voters will recall the 2012 election chiefly for the long lines and deep confusion they endured. With municipal elections just around the corner, says this writer, this is no way to run a democracy.
Corruption, cronyism—much was wrong with old-fashioned machine politics. But compared to today's campaigns of sound-bites and surveys, yesterday's ward heelers fused genuine relationships between politics and people's lives.
Yes, says this writer, but it will require vision and renewed drive by the Bloomberg administration: Doing a few things better will not be enough.
Race, Opportunity and Sequestration: This report examines ten marquee programs for Americans struggling to make it into the middle-class.
On an August night in 2002, one young boy was killed and another severely burned in an electrical fire at a building where electrical problems had attracted the attention of regulators and judges. Here are portions of the FDNY report on the incident.