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The Empire

Machine Casts Phantom Votes in the Bronx, Invalidating Real Ones: Report

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

A machine malfunction that caused phantom votes led votes to go uncounted in the 2010 elections in the South Bronx, according to a new report.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Super Tuesday's Super Stakes

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Dave Weigel, Slate political reporter and MSNBC contributor, and Karen Tumulty, national political correspondent for the Washington Post, talk about Super Tuesday, the delegate race and the role of women voters and other key demographics.  

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Cuomo's Cabinet

Friday, November 19, 2010

Wayne Barrett, senior editor at the Village Voice, talks about who Governor-elect Andrew Cuomo is surrounding himself with as he prepares to take office, and other local news.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Following-Up: Political Prediction Contest Winners

Friday, November 12, 2010

Before last week's election, we asked you to play pundit and pick the winning candidates and make other predictions. We now ask two contest winners to discuss their picks: Nick Rizzo, a freelance journalist who regularly writes about politics for Capital New York, and Jennifer Ambler, a Queens-based actress who also works as a temp/tax preparer/math tutor.

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The Takeaway

A Few Races Still Waiting, One Week Post-Midterms

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

While most Congressional races had their outcomes called and confirmed on Election Day, a handful have remained stubbornly too close to call. Or, in the case of Alaska's hotly-contested Senate seat, some races depend on absentee ballots yet to be counted. Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich walks us through these still-to-be-determined contests and their potential impact on the next Congress.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Ousting Controversial Judges

Friday, November 05, 2010

Richard Hasen, law professor at Loyola Law School and author of the "Election Law Blog", discusses the ousting of three controversial judges who ruled in favor of gay marriage in Iowa and what it signals to other judges nationwide.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Follow the (Campaign) Money

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Paul Blumenthal, senior writer for the Sunlight Foundation, offers a post-election look at campaign funding during this election and addresses PACs, the most expensive races, and last-minute money.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Political Road Trippers Reflect on the Election

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Now that the election is over, Joe Klein, TIME political columnist, Andrea Bernstein, WNYC reporter and director of the Transportation Nation blog, and Farai Chideya, host of Pop + Politics reflect on their political road trips around the country.

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The Takeaway

Congress: Going Forward, Or into Gridlock?

Thursday, November 04, 2010

President Obama stood before reporters yesterday and addressed the big losses his party suffered in the midterm elections — including the turnover of the House of Representatives to Republicans. Obama accepted blame for not fullfiling voters' needs on the economy. How will the President's agenda now change? And with Republicans in control of Congress, what will their own agenda be? We'll look towards the future of Congress and the president with Peter Baker, chief political correspondent for The New York Times.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Referendum Result Round-up

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Alexandra Petri, editorial writer for The Washington Post, talks about referendum results around the country, from Prop 19 in California to a state name-change initiative in Rhode Island.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: Your 30-Second Postcard for Governor-Elect Cuomo

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Listeners, call in with your 30-second message to Governor-Elect Andrew Cuomo.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Hayworth: What's Next for the House?

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Nan Hayworth, newly elected to Congress (R) in NY's 19th district , talks about her win and the Republican agenda for the House.

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The Takeaway

The Obama Factor: Presidential Visits and the Midterms

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Was this race effectively a "recall" on President Obama?  That depends on who turned out at the voting booths yesterday. John Zogby, president of the polling firm Zogby International, gives us a picture of who turned out to vote yesterday and what surprised him in this morning's results.

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The Takeaway

Florida's Senate and Governor's Races Through the Eyes of Carl Hiaasen

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Author Carl Hiaasen is not afraid to call a spade a "phony with a $134 haircut" — even when the man in question is the Senator-elect from Florida, Marco Rubio. Hiaasen is a Miami Herald columnist and novelist, has been praised for writing with "wit, style and an abiding sense of justice," and he brings that sensibility to tracking Florida's Senate and gubernatorial races.

We take a look at Florida's Senate and gubernatorial results with Hiaasen.

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The Takeaway

What Will Historians See When They Look Back on 2010?

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

When future generations look back on this election, the first after President Obama's dramatic victory in 2008, will they see it as a repeat of the 1994 Gingrich Revolution? An unraveling of the Obama agenda? Or a chance for the president to rebrand himself?

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The Takeaway

Verdict is in on Tea Party: Between a Trickle and a Wave

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

For Tea Partiers, last night's race was a mixed bag. Tea Party candidates did well in states that were already red, like Kentucky, and South Carolina, but failed to make gains in bluer states like Delaware. In Nevada, Sharron Angle, one of the most notorious Tea Party Republicans, lost to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, the state's wildly unpopular Democratic Senator.

 

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WNYC News

Democrats Hold Senate and House Seats in Connecticut

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

WNYC

Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal will be Connecticut's next Senator, keeping the seat in the Democratic column after Senator Christopher Dodd did not seek reelection. Republican Linda McMahon, the former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment, spent nearly $50 million in her unsuccessful campaign.

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It's A Free Country ®

Endorsement Report Cards: How Palin, Bloomberg and Christie's Picks Fared

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

This midterm election, Sarah Palin, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and Governor Chris Christie stumped for candidates in districts far and wide. See their midterm grades.

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The Takeaway

Ballot Designs Across the Country Ten Years After 'Hanging Chads'

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Ballot design has been a hot button issue every election year since the controversial 2000 elections, which saw George W. Bush narrowly win the presidency. That year, many voters in Palm Beach, Florida said they voted for Al Gore, when in actuality their votes wound up counted for someone else, due to the confusing design of the butterfly ballots used there.

Now, ten years later, with the help of Jessica Friedman Hewitt, we'll look at the problems that still exist with today's ballots and how they can still be improved.

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The Takeaway

Republicans Reps Likely to Return to Close 2008 Districts

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

In 2008, the Obama wave swept across the country, bringing Democrats to districts that had been Republican strongholds for decades. Democrats acquired a 75 vote majority in the House of Representatives; they currently hold the majority of Representatives' seats in 33 states, compared to Republicans' 16 states.

This year, the electoral tide is shifting and all signs point to Republicans taking back the House during today's election. The first districts likely to go Republican will be those former stronghold "swing seats," such as Ohio's 6th and 18th Districts and Colorado's 3rd, 4th, and 7th Districts.

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