Two Asian-American politicians who were defeated in the September 9 Democratic primary are rejoining academia, reports World Journal.
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Losing in the primaries to incumbent Gustavo Rivera for a Bronx State Senate seat, Fernando Cabrera had released a video generously praising the Ugandan government, reports Gay City News.
Lieutenant governor hopeful Tim Wu expressed his views on a number of topics of interest to the Chinese community at World Journal’s editorial offices.
After the Board of Elections changed several voting sites before the September 9 primary elections, Adriano Espaillat and other local politicians raise the specter of voter suppression, El Diario reports.
Gotham Gazette reports that 17 days after the primary elections and following a paper ballot recount, there’s a winner in the City Council Democratic primary for Bedford-Stuyvesant and Crown Heights.
The Democratic primary race for the City Council seat in Bed-Stuy and Crown Heights could drag into October, reports the Amsterdam News. As a recount starts and amidst allegations of voting irregularities, Robert Cornegy leads Kirsten John Foy by a mere 68 votes.
Following reports of broken voting machines on primary day, community newspapers joined the chorus of voices asking the Board of Elections to fix the issue. Problems because of lack of interpreters, confusion over polling places and unavailability of translated ballots were also reported last week.
Papers analyze the forces that contributed to John Liu’s loss and suggest employment options for his future.
History was made and various lawbreakers were shown the door, including the once-powerful Vito Lopez.
Orthodox Jewish issues are getting more attention but the Brooklyn community is split over who to support.
Interactive maps from CUNY’s Center for Urban Research breakdown the gaps between the total population and the number eligible to vote by legislative district. In some cases, areas that were redistricted to empower Asians or Hispanics, still have mostly white eligible voters.
Find the outcomes of closely-watched primary races, and races featuring candidates profiled throughout the summer by the community and ethnic press.
Two Bangladeshis will run next year for a city council seat in the Bronx, but some worry that the Bangladeshis – a new but growing immigrant community – are reaching for too much too early. They question the value of fielding a Bangladeshi candidate against a political machine that favors Latinos. For many, the question hinges on who wins this week’s 87th Assembly District primary.
In case you haven’t decided who you’ll vote for in this Thursday’s primary elections, there are plenty of voter guides and candidate profiles in the city’s community press to help you make up your mind. Here’s a sampling, including a video of a singing candidate from the Bronx.
With the September 13 primary just a week away, The Haitian Times (one of the participants in our election coverage project, The World Votes Here) published an illuminating profile of the upstart Haitian State Assembly candidate from Brooklyn, Rodneyse Bichotte, in the 42nd District.