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.
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.”
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.”
“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 We have all of the information you need to send in a comment urging the Census Bureau to change this inaccurate and outdated methodology.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”
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.”
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.”
From Rochester, Jordan Mazza reports “Democratic candidate Steven Glickman is now officially off the ballot in New York’s 55th State Senate District.
New York’s highest court ruled Tuesday he is ineligible to run for State Senate because he has not been a New York state resident for the entirety of the past five years. Glickman registered to vote in Washington D.C. in 2014.”
Newsday editorializes against Jack Martins’ effort to delay the 3rd congressional district general election until December. The paper finds Martins’ actions as part of the GOP’s use of election law to delay and rig against the right way to run elections. Read it here.
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