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WNYC News

Getting Out the Vote Before the Primaries

Monday, September 13, 2010

Candidates running in tomorrow's primary have been appearing around New York City today, hunting for last-minute votes. Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani stumped in upper Manhattan with Republican Senate candidate David Malpass. Mayor Michael Bloomberg's girlfriend, Diana Taylor, campaigned for Democrat Reshma Saujani, who's challenging Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney.

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It's A Free Country ®

Election Watchdogs Positioned to Record Voting Mishaps Caused By New Ballots

Monday, September 13, 2010

Voting rights advocates are poised with poll watchers, online surveys and phone hotlines to record what they think is going to be a chaotic day as New York City residents try out new electronic voting machines for the first time in the September 14 primary.

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WQXR News

An Insider's Guide to the New York Primaries

Monday, September 13, 2010

On September 14, New Yorkers vote in primary elections that will determine the final slates for federal, state and local races this November. If you are a registered voter in New York and have a designated political party affiliation, you can vote in your party’s primary elections. Or if you're not sure whether you're registered, don't know who represents you, and have no idea where to go come Tuesday, fear not. We can help.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Talking Politics: NYS Primary Preview

Monday, September 13, 2010

Juan Manuel Benitez, reporter for NY1 Noticias and host of Pura Política, and Edward-Isaac Dovere, editor of City Hall, a website and monthly publication focused on New York politics and policy, discuss the key races in tomorrow's primary.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Ballot Box

Monday, September 13, 2010

Juan Carlos "J.C." Polanco, NYC Board of Elections commissioner, walks Brian through the new voting methods for tomorrow's elections. Then Jessica Friedman Hewitt, former managing director of AIGA's Design for Democracy, looks at the design of new ballot that will be used in tomorrow's New York primary.

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It's A Free Country ®

Insider's Guide to NY Primary

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

On September 14, New Yorkers vote in primary elections that will determine the final slates for federal, state and local races this November. If you are a registered voter in New York and have a designated political party affiliation, you can vote in your party’s primary elections. Or if you're not sure whether you're registered, don't know who represents you, and have no idea where to go come Tuesday, fear not. We can help. 

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It's A Free Country ®

NYC Ballot Design Could Cause Confusion

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

New York City's new paper ballot includes several trouble spots where voters could easily make mistakes, like those made by WNYC's Brian Lehrer and Azi Paybarah when they tried, according to experts in ballot design.

→ VIDEO: Hi, I'm A Paper Ballot! Watch Brian and Azi Struggle With The New Voting System

[+ Expand post for more on ballot trouble spots]

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It's A Free Country ®

Voter Guide: Democratic U.S. Senate Primary

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

The Democratic US Senate primary will be decided between Kirsten Gillibrand and Gail Goode. Gillibrand has served in the Senate for the last two years, filling the seat vacated by Hillary Clinton when she became U.S. Secretary of State. This is the first time Goode has run for office.

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It's A Free Country ®

I'm a Paper Ballot

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

When voters go to the primary polls on Tuesday, they will use New York's new paper ballots for the first time. WNYC's Brian Lehrer and Azi Paybarah recently took the new ballot for a test drive.

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Voter Guide: Republican Primary for Governor

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Rick Lazio and Carl Paladino

The Republican primary for New York Governor is a contest between GOP nominee Rick Lazio, a former member of the House of Representatives who ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate against Hillary Clinton in 2000 and his challenger Carl Paladino, a lawyer and businessman from Buffalo, who until 2005 was a registered Democrat.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Republican Senate Primary: Meet the Candidates (Schumer Seat)

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Gary Berntsen and Jay Townsend, U.S. Senate candidates looking to oppose Senator Schumer in the general election, discuss the campaign for the Republican nomination.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Latest Primary Rundown

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Melinda Henneberger, editor-in-chief of Politics Daily, discusses the nationwide fallout from yesterday's primary elections.

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The Takeaway

The Political Lessons of Last Night's State Primaries

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Five more states have nominated party candidates for November’s mid term elections.  

Republicans, Democrats, Independents and Tea Partiers were all in serious contention in last night’s primaries. Whether or not you live in one of the states that held a primary last night, the elections may still impact you.  Smart politicians adapt quickly; the lessons learned tonight, they will likely carry with them to November's election. Moreover, the issues that affected those statewide elections may also be playing out in your state as well.

 

 

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The Takeaway

Florida Primary Results: Stage Now Set for November Elections

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The results are in for the Sunshine State's most expensive and, arguably, nastiest primary in history.  

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The Brian Lehrer Show

15th Congressional District: Meet the Democratic Candidates

Monday, August 23, 2010

The race is on for New York’s 15th Congressional District Democratic Primary, which will take place on Tuesday, September 14. We talk to five candidates:

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The Takeaway

Inside Arizona's Primaries: Gov. Jan Brewer, John McCain Up for Re-Election

Monday, August 23, 2010

Voters will be heading to the polls to cast their votes in Arizona's primaries tomorrow. We'll finally get a look at how voters feel about Gov. Jan Brewer as she seeks re-election. The governor has been closely watched since she signed the controversial immigration bill, SB-1070 into law. After she signed the immigration bill, her poll numbers sky-rocketed, according to Mark Brodie, reporter and host at KJZZ in Arizona. And he does not see this primary being a problem for her. He also does not predict any problems for Sen. John McCain, who will likely face his toughest challenge on the road to re-election.

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The Takeaway

Rumble in the Sunshine State: Inside Florida's Primaries

Monday, August 23, 2010

On Tuesday, Florida's voters head to the polls to vote in primaries for U.S. Senate and governor. Sergio Bustos, state politics editor at The Miami Herald, and Kate Zernike, reporter for our partner The New York Times, describe how the races have been shaping up and what we can expect on Tuesday. Plus, we'll find out what the Sunshine State can tell us about the national political mood.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Primary Season: NY's 13th District

Monday, August 16, 2010

Primary season is gearing up. First, Michael Allegretti joins us to talk about his run for New York's 13th Congressional district, followed by fellow candidate for the Republican primary, Michael Grimm.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

What's on the NYS Ballot?

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Bob Hennelly and Azi Paybarah, both WNYC reporters, talk about the upcoming primary votes in New York and who's on the ballot, which was released yesterday. Plus, what to make of Rangel's rant.

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The Takeaway

Colorado and Connecticut Primaries Underway

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Voters in Colorado and Connecticut head to the polls today to vote in primary elections. In Colorado, incumbent Democratic Senator Michael Bennet, who was endorsed by President Obama, is facing a surprisingly hard primary battle. A loss could bring insight into how voters feel about Washington and President Obama. Kirk Johnson, Denver bureau chief for The New York Times, joins us with the latest from the Centennial State.

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