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The Race For Tuesday’s Cricket Vote

February 29th, 2016 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

By the time polls close Tuesday at 8 p.m. for Democratic Town Committee primaries in three districts, about 700 electors will have cast votes by absentee ballot which could ensure that more votes will be cast that way in some precincts than actual electors showing up to the polls. That noise you just heard in […]

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Town Committee Wars–The I, Me, Mine Of Politics (Absentee Ballots Too)

February 24th, 2016 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

More than 1,000 absentee ballots have been mailed by elections officials in three of 10 Democratic Town Committee districts competing in Tuesday’s primary with 27 seats up for grabs. This is as retail as retail can get when it comes to identifying voters and dragging them out. In these low-turnout primaries that may not hit 10 […]

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Maria Pereira Dances For Seniors And Votes In Dem Party Squabble, Wanna Cut In?

February 19th, 2016 · 26 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Who says Board of Education member Maria Pereira doesn’t have a sense of humor? Wednesday night the self-proclaimed piranha of city politics led her Democratic Town Committee slate in a prance with a belly dancer at an event schmoozing senior citizen voters at Augustana Homes, a key battleground for votes in the 138th District that […]

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Who Done It? Pereira Slate Walk Piece Altered In Democratic Town Committee Battle

February 15th, 2016 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Two years ago when Maria Pereira had a falling-out with three members of a Democratic Town Committee primary slate she had supported she literally crossed out their names and handed the palm card to voters in front of Thomas Hooker School. The three candidates did not win. Once again embroiled in a town committee tussle for […]

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Political Slates Set For March 1 Dem Primaries

February 8th, 2016 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

And the battle is officially on. Three of ten Democratic Town Committee Districts will face off in March 1 primaries covering the West Side, East Side and Upper East Side that will feature three slates, according to elections officials. Absentee ballots, key in these low-turnout party wars, will be available this week. The top vote […]

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Two Council Candidates Miss Petition Deadline, Count For Mayoral Hopefuls Continues

August 13th, 2015 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

As elections officials continue the signature counting process to determine Democratic challengers for the September 16 primary, two would-be candidates for City Council, Leticia Colon and Ty Bird, will not be among them. They walked in with their petition sheets after Wednesday’s 4 p.m. deadline. As a result they will not be on the ballot.

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Endorsed City Council Candidates Could Have Company

July 22nd, 2015 · 26 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Challengers to Democratic-endorsed candidates for City Council have begun the petitioning process for the September 16 primary. They will need certified signatures from five percent of registered Dems in their respective districts to qualify for the ballot.

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‘Who Cut Me?’ AB Steroids, Plus: McMahon’s Body Slam And Rell Q Poll

September 16th, 2009 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, State Politics

You gotta love City Council primaries. Vote cutting, absentee ballot bloating, one incumbent knocked off. The results are in and what does it all mean? A good primary day for party-endorsed Dems, with one non-endorsed incumbent Maria Valle going down in the 137th District on the East Side due to absentee ballots. Maria was competitive on the […]

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