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Buffalo Write-In Campaign Could Foil Historic Win

4-term incumbent Byron Brown leads polls against socialist India Walton, who won primary

(Newser) - Tuesday is Election Day in parts of the US, and the Virginia governor's race is the big one on everybody's political radar. But another interesting contest is unfolding in Buffalo, one that could result in the city getting a socialist mayor. The race pits India Walton, a 39-year-old...

NYC Mayoral Race: Eric Adams Wins Democratic Primary

In New York's first big race to use ranked-choice voting

(Newser) - Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams has won the Democratic primary for mayor of New York City after appealing to the political center and promising to strike the right balance between fighting crime and ending racial injustice in policing. A former police captain, Adams would be the city’s second Black...

'Chaos' in NYC Mayoral Primary After Vote Count Error

Numbers are not clear at the moment in ranked choice election

(Newser) - The Democratic primary for mayor of New York City was thrown into a state of confusion Tuesday when election officials retracted their latest report on the vote count after realizing it had been corrupted by test data never cleared from a computer system, the AP reports. The bungle was a...

Voting Twist Makes It Tricky to Forecast NYC Race
A Different Voting System
Gets a High-Profile Test
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A Different Voting System Gets a High-Profile Test

Ranked-choice being used in New York City's mayoral race Tuesday

(Newser) - It's Election Day in New York City. More precisely, Tuesday is the Democratic primary in the mayoral race, and the winner is all but assured to become the city's next mayor in November's general election. The race has an interesting twist: The city is using ranked-choice voting...

In NYC Mayor's Race, a Strategic Pairing of Rivals

Andrew Yang and Kathryn Garcia team up to take advantage of ranked-choice system

(Newser) - New York's Democratic primary is in its final days, and the city's new voting system led to an odd sight on Saturday: Rivals Andrew Yang and Kathryn Garcia campaigned together, reports the Hill . The pair trail frontrunner Eric Adams, and they're taking advantage of this year's...

'Dongcopter' Comes for New Mexico Mayoral Candidate

Man facing several charges after allegedly punching the candidate, a sheriff

(Newser) - A New Mexico sheriff hoping to become mayor of Albuquerque had his largest campaign event interrupted Tuesday by a drone dangling an adult toy. Bernalillo County Sheriff Manuel Gonzales was responding to a question from a woman in the audience of 70 at Revel Entertainment Center when a drone buzzed...

Mexican Politician Killed After Sharing Location on Facebook

Alma Barragan is reportedly the 34th candidate killed ahead of June 6 elections

(Newser) - A woman campaigning to be mayor of a city in Mexico's Guanajuato state invited voters to meet with her Tuesday, only to be murdered. Alma Barragan, a candidate for the Citizen's Movement party who hoped to lead the city of Moroleon, had posted a Facebook Live video from...

Pittsburgh Moves to Switch Democrats

Ed Gainey beats two-term incumbent for mayor, nearing historic general election

(Newser) - Democrats voted out Pittsburgh's mayor in their primary Tuesday, putting a challenger on track to become the first Black person to hold the city's top job. Mayor Bill Peduto, who's in his second term, called Ed Gainey to congratulate him. "Wishing him well," Peduto tweeted...

NYC Mayoral Candidates Wildly Underestimate Local Home Prices

Ex-HUD chief Shaun Donovan, investment banker Ray McGuire miss the mark big time on Brooklyn

(Newser) - Two candidates for New York City mayor had their Lucille Bluth moment this week after they were both wildly off in their estimate on the cost of local housing. The New York Times notes that while neither Shaun Donovan nor Raymond McGuire is considered a frontrunner in the mayoral race,...

NYT Makes Its Pick for Mayor
NYT Makes Its Pick for Mayor

NYT Makes Its Pick for Mayor

Editorial board says Kathryn Garcia is 'the most qualified person'

(Newser) - Andrew Yang is probably the biggest of more than a dozen names in the race to be mayor of New York City. "But nothing so far suggests that he has the experience to run New York City on Day 1," according to the New York Times ' editorial...

A Woman Mayoral Frontrunner Like Yang? Not a Chance

'NYT' columnist: Men enjoy perception of being a 'visionary' that's often belied by actual experience

(Newser) - With primaries for the New York City mayoral race set for June, three hopefuls have ascended the Democrats' list, according to recent polling: Comptroller Scott Stringer, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, and, at the very top, businessman and former presidential candidate Andrew Yang. Writing for the New York Times , Michelle...

Mayoral Hopeful Yang Catches Flak for Video Reaction to 'Joke'

NYC contender is seen laughing in clip after man asks him, 'Do you choke b----es?'

(Newser) - Running for office in the Big Apple is tough business, and Andrew Yang is quickly finding out just how tough. The front-runner mayoral candidate is taking heat after he was seen in a now-viral video, interacting and laughing with a group of men after one made misogynistic remarks. In the...

Yang Complained About His Digs. New Yorkers Hit Back

Potential NYC mayoral candidate griped of having to work, deal with 2 kids in small space

(Newser) - As buzz grows around Andrew Yang's possible run for mayor of New York City, he's also making headlines for a different story. The 45-year-old former presidential candidate, who's a dad to two young children, has a Manhattan apartment, but due to the pandemic, he's been living...

Another Giuliani Eyeing Becoming Hizzoner

Andrew Giuliani, Rudy's son and Trump liaison, is looking at a 2021 run for NYC mayor

(Newser) - There's a new Giuliani who's looking to run your town, New York City: He is Andrew Giuliani, the son of your erstwhile mayor Rudy. Now 34, Andrew was perhaps heretofore most notable as a precocious 7-year-old who mouthed along with his dad at his 1994 inauguration and blew...

Ferguson, Mo., Has Never Had a Black Mayor. Until Now

Ella Jones also makes history as first female mayor

(Newser) - Six years after protests swept through Ferguson, Mo., in response to the killing of black teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer, the city is celebrating a step forward. Ella Jones, the first black woman elected to the City Council in 2015, was elected mayor on Tuesday, becoming the...

Pols of All Parties Decry Attack on Paris Mayoral Candidate

Macron ally Benjamin Griveaux drops out of the race after Russian artist posts lewd video

(Newser) - There's one fewer person in the race to become Paris' mayor, and an X-rated video is to blame. The Guardian reports that Benjamin Griveaux, an ally of French President Emmanuel Macron and a member of Macron's La Republique En March party, took himself out of the running Friday...

It's a Historic Day in Montgomery, Ala.

Probate judge Steven Reed elected as city's first black mayor

(Newser) - Alabama's capital, a city once known as the cradle of the Confederacy and later the birthplace of the civil rights movement, elected its first African-American mayor Tuesday. Steven Reed, already the first black probate judge elected in Montgomery County, clasped the history-making victory to be elected the next mayor...

The Next Chicago Mayor Will Be a Black Woman

Lori Lightfoot, Toni Preckwinkle to face off April 2 in a history-making runoff election

(Newser) - Two women will face each other in a runoff to become Chicago's first African-American female mayor, reports the AP . Former federal prosecutor Lori Lightfoot, a political outsider as well as the first openly gay woman to run for Chicago mayor, and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle were the...

Atlanta Mayor's Race Decided by Just 832 Votes

A recount is likely

(Newser) - The vote tallies for the runoff election in the Atlanta mayoral race are official, but with a razor-thin margin remaining, the trailing candidate, Mary Norwood, said Monday that she plans to ask for a recount. Election officials in Fulton and DeKalb counties, which both include parts of Atlanta, certified their...

NYC Candidate Stunned His Old Hijacking Try Isn't an Issue

Would-be mayor Aaron Commey tried to hijack a plane years ago; was found to be mentally ill

(Newser) - A New York City mayoral candidate says he's "shocked" that so little attention has been paid to his arrest for trying to hijack an airliner at gunpoint 17 years ago. In July 2000, Aaron Commey (it's pronounced KOH-may) boarded a National Airlines plane in New York and...

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