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Editorial Roundup: Florida

Jul. 07, 2021 17:43 PM EDT

South Florida Sun Sentinel. July 5, 2021. Editorial: Voters liked ranked choice voting in NYC mayor’s race, and it could come to Florida People elsewhere don’t care nearly as much about who will be New York City’s mayor as the national media...

Eric Adams wins Democratic primary in NYC’s mayoral race

Jul. 06, 2021 22:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — 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...

NYC mayoral contenders file lawsuits seeking ballot review

Jul. 02, 2021 17:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — All three candidates who are still in the running in New York City's Democratic mayoral primary have filed legal actions seeking the right to review the ongoing ranked choice vote tally. Civil rights attorney Maya Wiley filed a lawsuit Thursday in state...

Revised vote count shows Adams ahead in NYC mayoral primary

Jun. 30, 2021 19:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Revised vote counts in New York City’s Democratic mayoral primary show Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams maintaining a thin lead, a day after a first attempt to report the results of a ranked choice voting analysis went disastrously wrong. The...

Adams leads in NYC mayoral primary but 2 others have a shot

Jun. 23, 2021 18:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In an election night speech to supporters, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams relished his initial lead in the race to become New York City's next mayor, saying he was proud to have been many voters' “first choice." But under the city's new ranked...

Adams takes fragile lead in NYC Democratic mayoral primary

Jun. 23, 2021 04:00 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams appeared to take a fragile lead Tuesday in New York City’s Democratic mayoral primary, but it could be weeks before it becomes clear who is actually on top in the first citywide election to use ranked choice voting. ...

Last votes being cast across New York in party primaries

Jun. 22, 2021 08:49 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Voters across New York were casting their final ballots in party primaries Tuesday, including a hotly contested mayoral race in New York City. With no presidential or congressional races at stake, turnout was expected to be a fraction of what the state...

Decision day looms in NY party primaries

Jun. 21, 2021 10:33 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The final votes are set to be cast Tuesday in New York's party primaries, where mayors, prosecutors, judges and city and county legislators will be on the ballot, along with other municipal offices. The contests include one likely to decide who becomes...

'It lessens my bills': $500 payments tested in upstate NY

Jun. 20, 2021 08:43 AM EDT

Annette Steele isn't destitute or unemployed. But for a year she'll be receiving $500 per month in no-strings-attached payments as part of an experimental universal basic income program in upstate New York. Places from Compton, California, to Richmond, Virginia, are...

NYC mayoral primary will be big test for ranked vote system

Jun. 18, 2021 11:08 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Voters will likely pick the next mayor of New York City next week in a Democratic primary that will also be a major test of ranked choice voting, a system that lets voters rank several candidates in order of preference instead of choosing just one. Two...