Monthly Archives: August 2016

Judge Keeps Key LI Congressional Election In November

Newsday’s Michael Gormley reports “a federal judge refused Tuesday to move the general election for the 3rd Congressional District on Long Island and Queens to December, which would have limited any impact of the presidential campaign.”

This represents a defeat for Senator Jack Martins who is seeking to replace retiring Congress Member Steve Israel in the Queens-Nassau-Suffolk district.

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Prospect of Low Turnout Dogs Arguments In 3rd Congressional District Primary

In Newsday, Joye Brown takes a look at the issues in the Republican scuffle in the tri-county GOP congressional race, focusng on how “the parties are slated to be back in federal court again. This time, over Martins’ request that hey, since the primary is on Oct. 6 the general election ought to be moved as well, to Dec. 6 — which is a Tuesday, two weeks after Thanksgiving and a little over two weeks before Christmas.”

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GOP Senator Bonacic Seeks Democratic Line

In Politico NY, Bill Mahoney reports “state Sen. John Bonacic has the GOP, Conservative, Independence and Reform party lines locked up for the November election, but he’s also hoping to win the Democratic line through a write-in campaign in next month’s primary.”

Read more: http://www.politico.com/states/new-york/albany/story/2016/08/republican-bonacic-seeks-to-win-democratic-primary-105039#ixzz4IpSd9Uua

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Where Should The Census Bureau Count Incarcerated People In 2020?

From the Prisoners Of The Census:

“The Census Bureau is giving organizations and individuals until September 1st to submit comments on the proposed residence rules for the 2020 Census.

The current proposal includes plans to continue counting incarcerated people as “residents” of prison locations instead of their home addresses. We have all of the information you need to send in a comment urging the Census Bureau to change this inaccurate and outdated methodology. Our Prisoners of the Census website provides a detailed look at the problem of prison gerrymandering and its impact on individual states. And, for inspiration, check out our blog series highlighting key passages from past submissions to the Bureau.

Written comments regarding the proposed “2020 Census Residence Rule and Residence Situations” can be emailed by September 1st to Karen Humes, Chief, Population Division at POP.2020.Residence.Rule@census.gov

If you submit a comment letter to the Bureau, we’d greatly appreciate it if you could please forward a copy to us at FRN@prisonpolicy.org”
 

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GOP Wins Approval For ‘Stop de Blasio’ Line On Election Ballot

The New York Post’s Fred Dicker reports today that the State Board Of Elections will permit  the GOP to move forward with “a new “Stop de Blasio’’ line on the November ballot that will allow voters unhappy with Mayor de Blasio — and perhaps Donald Trump as well — to back their two Assembly candidates without having to vote the GOP party line.”

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Jerry Goldfeder’s Presidential Quiz

Here’s the latest installment to test your knowledge:

http://www.stroock.com/files/upload/JerryGoldfederDailyQuiz.pdf

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Judge Rejects GOP Fraud Claims For Suozzi Ballot Petitions

In Newsday, Rick Brand reports “State Supreme Court Justice James McCormack has dismissed Republican claims that Democratic congressional candidate Tom Suozzi’s “Fix Washington” ballot petitions were permeated with fraud.”

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