It’s not all presidential elections, so a quick reminder: Don’t forget to vote, New York!
Today’s primary are for the State Senate and a couple of judgeships.
If you need information about where to vote and for whom, here is a handy resource: http://whosontheballot.org/
While many New Yorkers try to ignore our neighbor across the river, Bernie Sanders is hoping you will overcome your New Jersey-aversity and help out in their upcoming primary.
The campaign is holding a statewide organizing call for New York volunteers today (Tuesday) at 7pm. You can sign up for the call here.
The Bushwick Berners are hosting a primary watch party on Tuesday to follow the results in Oregon and Kentucky.
May 17, 8:00 pm
53 Wilson Ave, Brooklyn 11237
Well, now it’s final, nobody left but Trump.
Granted, Kasich should have dropped out weeks ago, but after he made it this far, he could have stuck a little longer. Or what do you think?
Name: Rebecca Pawel
I will vote: Bernie Sanders
“I support Sanders for a variety of reasons, but mostly because I agree with his policy ideas.”
“I think a single-payer healthcare system is the only way healthcare costs in this country will eventually be reined in. Equally importantly, I approve of Sanders’ foreign policy positions. I also approve of Sanders’ positions on Israel and Palestine, something which is important to me as an American Jew who is interested in peace and justice.”
“I never thought Sanders would win, although for a few brief weeks it looked as if he might pull off an upset. I know people in California who are hoping to vote for him, so I hope he stays in for all the primaries so they get the chance. I’d love it if he pulled off a stunning 11th hour upset, though I think it’s vanishingly unlikely. But I also think that Clinton is such a weak candidate that there’s really nothing he can do that can hurt her more than she’s already hurt herself.”
“I think the Democratic party needs to stand for something other than ‘we’re less bad than the Republicans.’ I’ve spent a considerable amount of time in Europe where Sanders’ positions are strictly middle-of-the-road. I’d like it if they were middle-of-the road here as well.”
“While I initially assumed that of course I would support Sanders as long as possible but would settle for Clinton reasonably happily in the general, the more I find out about her the more disturbed I am by her positions.”
There is one thing that has surprised me again and again during my election reporting: When you ask Donald Trump supporters if there is any candidate other than Trump that they could support, most of them say yes. Bernie Sanders.
It seems that being outspoken and against the establishment counts more than partisan politics. At least on the Republican side of the spectrum.
My classmate Diego Lynch interviewed Bernie supporters last week, and didn’t find much enthusiasm for converting Trump fans.
Two days ago, I blogged about going to Hillary Clinton’s primary party in the Sheraton New York hotel. Here now is a video story I produced for NYU Now that aired tonight.
Gets the enthusiasm of the night across a little better than just the photos 😉
With Karis Rogerson
Less than 7 hours until we know who has won the New York primary. Plenty of time to do some last-minute campaigning.
Donald Trump for example jut tweeted out this new campaign ad, highlighting his story and his New York values.
You might have heard that two of Trump’s children will not be able to vote for their father in the upcoming New York primary.
Both Ivanka and Eric failed to register, leaving only one Trump child – Donald Jr. – eligible to vote next Tuesday.
But the story gets better. As I have explained here before, New York has the earliest change-of-party deadline in the United States. This means that if you had never been registered in New York before, you could do so until March, but if you wanted to change your party affiliation, the deadline was last October.
According to Politico, the Trump offspring failed to meet the October deadline. So this means that they were registered to vote in New York – just not as Republicans.
Watch this, Ted Cruz. Bernie Sander’s newest campaign ad for the Big Apple, has one clear massage: “Values forged in New York.”