What Liberal Prosecutors Are Drawing From Chesa Boudin’s Recall

Voters ousted Chesa Boudin as the city’s district attorney, but his allies across the country say policies like his can still succeed.

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The Real Meaning of Chesa Boudin’s Recall

Much of the reaction to the ousting of San Francisco’s progressive district attorney may be a misreading of the moment.

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6 Takeaways From Tuesday’s Elections

Crime was on voters’ minds in California, and for Republican incumbents in the House, a vote for a bipartisan Jan. 6 inquiry loomed large.

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Mugged by Reality, Again

Progressives are rediscovering the law of unintended consequences.

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In San Francisco, Democrats Are at War With Themselves Over Crime

Fueled by concerns about burglaries and hate crimes, San Francisco’s liberal district attorney, Chesa Boudin, faces a divisive recall in a famously progressive city.

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Republicans Push Crackdown on Crime Wave That Doesn’t Exist: Voter Fraud

Election fraud is exceedingly rare and often accidental. Still, G.O.P. lawmakers and prosecutors are promoting tough new enforcement efforts.

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Republicans Push to Crackdown on Voter Fraud

Election fraud is exceedingly rare and often accidental. Still, G.O.P. lawmakers and prosecutors are promoting tough new enforcement efforts.

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Just How Liberal Is California? The Answer Matters to Democrats Everywhere.

If progressives can’t win here, it will not bode well for their national efforts.

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How the Manhattan DA’s Investigation Into Donald Trump Unraveled

The criminal investigation into the former president crashed amid a disagreement about the merits of bringing a case. The debate pitted a new district attorney against two veteran prosecutors who had pursued a case against Mr. Trump for years.

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How This ‘Progressive Prosecutor’ Balances Politics and Public Safety

As his peers around the country face fierce criticism, Eric Gonzalez, the Brooklyn district attorney, is navigating a narrow path so far.

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Black Woman’s Bid to Regain Voting Rights Ends With a 6-Year Prison Sentence

Missteps by various officials put a Tennessee woman on a collision course with the law. Supporters say the sentence underscores racial disparities in voter fraud cases.

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With Trump Investigation Unresolved, Cyrus Vance’s Legacy Is Incomplete

Cyrus R. Vance Jr.’s third and final term as Manhattan district attorney is ending, but his investigation into former President Donald J. Trump goes on.

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Chesa Boudin, San Francisco’s Top Prosecutor, Faces Recall

Voters will decide in June whether Chesa Boudin should remain in office, a test of the national movement to elect prosecutors who have promised to dismantle mass incarceration.

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Why Republicans Won in a New York County Where Democrats Outnumber Them

Voters readily ousted Democrats in Nassau County on Long Island, electing Republicans down the ballot.

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Alvin Bragg Wins, Becoming First Black D.A. in Manhattan

A former federal prosecutor, Mr. Bragg will take over an office that has brought charges against the family business of former president Donald J. Trump.

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Alvin Bragg, Manhattan’s Likely Next D.A., Questions NYPD Over Eric Garner

Days before the election, Alvin Bragg, who is heavily favored to win office, is participating in an inquiry into Eric Garner’s killing by the N.Y.P.D.

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In Nassau County D.A.’s Race, Kaminsky and Donnelly Clash on Bail Reform

A special election for Nassau County district attorney has centered on recent changes to New York’s bail laws.

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Thomas Kenniff, Manhattan D.A. Candidate, Sees a City on the Brink

Thomas Kenniff, who is facing Alvin Bragg in the Nov. 2 election, has focused his campaign on a recent increase in some types of crime.

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Conservative Group, Seizing on Crime as an Issue, Seeks Recall of Prosecutors

A group backed by undisclosed donors is targeting three Democratic prosecutors in Northern Virginia for recall campaigns in a test of what could be a national strategy in 2022.

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Bragg Set to Be Manhattan’s Next D.A., and a Potential Trump Scourge

With his main rival, Tali Farhadian Weinstein, conceding, Alvin Bragg is poised to lead the investigation into Donald J. Trump’s family business.

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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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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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New Yorkers Vote for Mayor in Race Tinged With Acrimony and Uncertainty

Voters on Tuesday will participate in the city’s first mayoral election using ranked-choice voting, a system that may delay the declaration of a winner until mid-July.

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Here Are the Democrats Running for Manhattan D.A.

Eight candidates are vying to take over the country’s largest local prosecutor’s office. The winner will inherit a potential Trump investigation.

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Whom Do the Billionaires Want for Mayor? Follow Their Money.

Ultrawealthy donors have given $16 million to super PACs dedicated to the New York City mayor’s race. Half of that money has gone to three moderate candidates.

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N.Y.C. Mayoral Primary: How and Where to Vote, Early Voting and More

What you should know about casting your ballot if you still want to do it early or are heading to the polls on Tuesday.

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N.Y.C. Is Emerging From a Crisis. Will Voters Show Up?

So far, turnout for local primary elections has been low. Historically, this has not been the case in challenging times.

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Farhadian Weinstein Is a Lightning Rod in Manhattan D.A. Race’s Lone Debate

Tali Farhadian Weinstein, who, along with Alvin Bragg, appears to be leading the Democratic field, was attacked over her finances and ads.

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Farhadian Weinstein a Lightning Rod in Manhattan D.A. Race’s Lone Debate

Tali Farhadian Weinstein, who, along with Alvin Bragg, appears to be leading the Democratic field, was attacked over her finances and ads.,

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The N.Y.C. Mayoral Race Is a One-Party Affair

The Republican Party isn’t a factor in politics here. That’s a problem.

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In the Manhattan D.A. Race, Arguing for a Fresh Point of View

Of the eight Democrats running for the post now occupied by Cyrus R. Vance Jr., three have no background as a prosecutor.

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No Prosecutorial Experience? These D.A. Candidates Say That’s an Asset.

Tahanie Aboushi, Eliza Orlins and Dan Quart are running behind a broad rethinking of how the criminal justice system should work.

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2 Leading Manhattan D.A. Candidates Face the Trump Question

Alvin Bragg and Tali Farhadian Weinstein both have had dealings with President Donald J. Trump’s administration that Mr. Trump could try to use against them.

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A Trump Case Awaits. Who Is the Best Prosecutor for the Job?

Some candidates for Manhattan’s district attorney are agents of change who want to cut the police budget. Others are very comfortable with long-established established power networks.

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A Trump Case Awaits the Next Manhattan DA. Who Is the Best Prosecutor for the Job?

Some candidates for Manhattan’s district attorney are agents of change who want to cut the police budget. Others are very comfortable with long-established established power networks.

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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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Philadelphia’s Progressive District Attorney Fends Off Democratic Challenger

Larry Krasner, part of a new breed of prosecutors, easily defeated Carlos Vega in Tuesday’s primary in spite of a rise in gun crime.

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With Violence Rising, Can a Gentler Prosecutor Keep His Seat?

Larry Krasner, the district attorney who reduced incarceration in Philadelphia, faces a challenger who blames him for a spike in shootings and homicides.

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Why Police Accountability Is Personal for This Manhattan D.A. Candidate

Alvin Bragg has had encounters with the police both in the streets and in the courts. He wants to change the system from within.

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Wall Street Is Donating to Tali Farhadian Weinstein. Is That a Problem?

Tali Farhadian Weinstein built up a $2.2 million war chest with help from hedge fund managers, far more than her rivals in the Manhattan district attorney race.

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8 Candidates Compete for a Job That May Involve Prosecuting Trump

Who will be the next Manhattan district attorney? The race is dominated by low-profile progressives who could reshape law enforcement in New York City.

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Cyrus Vance Will Not Run Again for Manhattan D.A.

The decision by Cyrus R. Vance Jr., the district attorney since 2010, sets off a scramble for the office and makes it likely a new prosecutor will inherit an investigation into the former president’s business.

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Trump Question Looms Over Race for Manhattan District Attorney

The investigation into Donald J. Trump has been the focus of enormous attention, but candidates have mostly avoided talking about the case.

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In Georgia, a New District Attorney Starts Circling Trump and His Allies

Fani Willis has opened a criminal investigation into efforts by the Trump camp to overturn the former president’s loss in Georgia. In an interview, Ms. Willis described a wide-ranging inquiry.

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District Attorney Charged in Sexual Assaults on Former Clients

Chad Salsman, the elected prosecutor of Bradford County, Pa., was accused of preying on female clients who were in vulnerable legal or personal situations while he was their defense lawyer.

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‘A Tsunami of Change’: How Protests Fueled a New Crop of Prosecutors

The new Los Angeles district attorney announced major changes in the nation’s largest court system, part of a growing movement to rethink criminal justice across the country.

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This Is an Election Story That Mentions Neither Biden Nor Trump

Here are the (other) races and issues our national correspondents are watching.

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In the Supreme Court’s Trump Tax Ruling, Voters Lose

The justices reiterated that no president is above the law, but voters still won’t see his taxes before November.

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