Election 2016
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Democrats may have won a numerical majority of 32 in the State Senate, with the 8th District victory of John Brooks over incumbent Republican Michael Venditto, but they will still not be the ones in power. more
When Republicans lose an election, they simply continue in attack mode. When Democrats lose an election, we are supposed to do soul-searching. To me, this angst is yet another political double standard. more
Democratic challenger John Brooks has won the 8th Senate District. Brooks defeated State Sen. Michael Venditto in Nassau County by more than 200 votes, according to election officials. more
The race in the 8th Senatorial District has come down to a mere 33 votes, according to the latest numbers from the Nassau and Suffolk County boards of elections. Incumbent Republican Sen. Michael … more
The race in the 8th Senatorial District has come down to a mere 33 votes, according to the lastest numbers from the Nassau and Suffolk County Boards of Elections. more
The following provides a list of results in all major South Shore races covered in 2016 by Herald Community Newspapers. Results are organized by community. … more
Democratic 4th District Congresswoman Kathleen Rice joined several other incumbents in holding on to her seat in Tuesday night’s election, narrowly fending off a challenge from Republican former Marine David Gurfein. more
America has a new president, and his name is Donald J. Trump. Lisa Tyson, president of the Long Island Progressive Coalition, thinks that this year’s vitriolic election has been an educational experience for many Americans, and not necessarily in a good way. more
The race between Inwood native and Hewlett resident Chris McGrath and State Sen. Todd Kaminsky (D-Long Beach) on Tuesday was as close as it was in April’s special election, but Kaminsky prevailed over his Republican rival. Green Party candidate Laurence S. Hirsh of North Woodmere garnered 1 percent of the vote. more
The use of coded racial language in American political campaigns is nothing new. However, with the Republican Party’s nomination of celebrity businessman Donald J. Trump as their 2016 standard-bearer, an emboldening has unquestionably occurred — and it’s made its way from the top of the ticket to the down-ballot campaigns. more
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