Adrienne Adams, First Black Council Speaker, Says City Is at ‘Crossroads’

Ms. Adams will preside over the most diverse City Council in history as New York looks to recover from the pandemic. She already faces several looming battles with the mayor.

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First They Fought About Masks. Then Over the Soul of the City.

In Enid, Okla., pandemic politics prompted a fundamental question: What does it mean to be an American? Whose version of the country will prevail?

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Adrienne Adams Wins Race to Become New York City Council’s Next Speaker

In an early political setback for Eric Adams, Adrienne Adams emerged from a hard-fought race with the votes she needed to be council speaker.

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Eric Adams Wades Into Fraught Speaker’s Race, Risking Political Capital

After saying he would stay out of the race, Eric Adams, the incoming mayor, has sought to install an ally. It was unclear whether he would succeed.

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Under Caribbean Skies, New York Power Brokers Shape a Crucial Race

The contest for City Council speaker was in high gear at a political gathering in Puerto Rico, where candidates politicked among the palm trees.

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N.Y. City Council Sees Historic Changes, and Republicans Gain Ground

Concerns over public safety and pandemic restrictions helped some Republicans win seats on the New York City Council, which will also be one of the city’s most diverse councils ever.

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N.Y. Democrats Assess Losses to Republicans: ‘This Was a Shellacking’

While Eric Adams easily won the New York City mayor’s race, Republicans made inroads across New York, from bedroom communities on Long Island to City Council races in Queens and Brooklyn.

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The Places in New York City Where Republicans Still Stand a Chance

In some New York City Council races, supporting former President Donald Trump is seen as a positive by voters.

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What Does It Mean to Be a New York Democrat These Days?

A series of Election Day contests may serve as a barometer of how far left Democratic voters in New York State want their party to go.

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Reform New York City’s Board of Elections Now

It is broken beyond repair.

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Michelle Wu Makes Her Play for Power in Boston

A family crisis diverted Ms. Wu from the stable path her parents planned for her. Now she hopes to become mayor.

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Candidates for City Council Reflect a Diverse Shift in Leadership

The Council, which is poised to have a majority of women and its highest number of L.G.B.T.Q. New Yorkers, will be one of the most progressive in history.

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How India Walton Pulled It Off in the Buffalo Mayoral Primary

Ms. Walton, 38, a democratic socialist who has never held political office, defeated Byron Brown, a four-term incumbent.

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Primary Day in N.Y.C.: Where the Races Stand

The voting is over, but many races remain undecided. As absentee ballots and ranked-choice votes are processed, here’s the situation.

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N.Y. City Council Is Set for a Complete Overhaul in Primary Election

As progressive groups hoped to push the Council to the left, early results showed two of their favored candidates had won and others appeared likely to be elected.

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Five Choices? New Yorkers Take a New Voting Method in Stride

New York City voters used a ranked-choice voting system for the first time in a mayoral race on Tuesday.

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Why New York Progressives Are Pinning Their Hopes on the City Council

With dozens of seats up for grabs, left-leaning Democrats hope that gains in the City Council could help offset a moderate mayor.

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Final Day to Register to Vote in N.Y.C. Primary Elections

How can you sign up? Want to vote early? Here are a few things to know about the June 22 contest.

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Ranked-Choice Voting for N.Y.C. Mayor: What to Know

Voters will find a new type of ballot when selecting their party’s nominee for mayor.

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New Local Election Ordered in N.J. After Mail-In Voter Fraud Charges

A judge ruled that the election in Paterson had been irreversibly tainted. The president has used the case to assail mail-in voting as dangerous, though election experts disagree.

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