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Voting machines to be investigated after problems

Posted by Anna Gustafson in Assembly, Congress, Governor, State Senate on September 23, 2010 | No Comments

“New York decided to experiment with its new ballot in Tuesday’s primary elections, and the results were ominous,” said City Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone). “Numerous seniors told me they struggled to read the tiny type on the ballots. Other voters found their privacy compromised by the new machines.”

Francisco Moya leaves St. Leo’s in Corona. Photo by Christina Santucci

Hiram done in by scandal

Posted by Rebecca Henely in Assembly, District 39 on September 23, 2010 | No Comments

Community activist Francisco Moya bested former state Sen. Hiram Monserrate nearly two-to-one in last week’s Democratic primary, but was his win due to voters liking Moya or disliking Monserrate? Michael Krasner, political science professor at Queens College, said it was most likely a combination of both.

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Maloney won over Saujani due to visibility: Insiders

Posted by Nathan Duke in Congress, District 14, U.S. House on September 23, 2010 | 1 Comment

Manhattan attorney Reshma Saujani may have been U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney’s (D-Astoria) toughest opposition in years, but the longtime congresswoman handily defeated her challenger in last week’s Democratic primary because she has been visible in her district, political insiders said.

Ed Braunstein greets voters outside PS 169 in Bay Terrace.

Establishment support powered Braunstein win

Posted by Nathan Duke in Assembly, District 26 on September 23, 2010 | No Comments

Edward Braunstein won last week’s Democratic primary because he had broad support from voters across his northeast Queens district as well as the backing of the party’s county organization, political insiders said.

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Stavisky credits her focus in Senate primary win

Posted by Connor Adams Sheets in District 16, State Senate on September 23, 2010 | No Comments

Candidates and political observers have begun to make their assessments about what happened this election season to lead to the easy re-election of state Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Whitestone). As is often the case in politics, money, anger and apathy were key to the results, some said, while Stavisky highlighted her focus on issues rather than divisive rhetoric.

Ed Braunstein leaves PS 41 with girlfriend Stephanie Stern in Bayside.

Braunstein wins nomination in crowded Assembly primary

Posted by Nathan Duke in Assembly, District 26 on September 16, 2010 | No Comments

Edward Braunstein, a former aide to state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan), edged past three opponents Tuesday in the Democratic primary in the first step of the race to replace Assemblywoman Ann-Margaret Carrozza (D-Bayside), according to unofficial election results.