In Alaska, the Race to Succeed Don Young Is Raucous and Crowded

Four dozen candidates, including Sarah Palin and Santa Claus, are facing a complex election schedule to follow the man who represented Alaska for 49 years.

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How a Murdoch Hopes to Save American Democracy

Kathryn Murdoch is trying to change how elections are run. It’s a work in progress.

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Other Places Should Do What Alaska Did to Its Elections

Reforms on how we vote offer hope in mitigating the forces of extremism in our politics.

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Glitch Reveals Ballot Choices of N.Y.C. Voters, Including Mayor’s Son

The Board of Elections inadvertently allowed the mayoral primary votes of 378 New Yorkers to become public, a report found.

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Glass Ceiling Persists for Women in Mayor’s Race

Kathryn Garcia and Maya Wiley placed second and third in the Democratic mayoral primary. Many New Yorkers hoped the glass ceiling would finally be broken.

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Eric Adams Wins Democratic Primary for NYC Mayor

Mr. Adams held off Kathryn Garcia after a count of 118,000 absentee ballots saw his substantial lead on primary night narrow to a single percentage point.

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Why New York’s Election Debacle Is Likely to Fuel Conspiracy Theories

Republicans have seized on the botched results of the mayor’s race — but the overall effect on public trust goes deeper.

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Absentee Ballots May Determine if Eric Adams Wins Mayor’s Race

The tallying of more than 125,000 absentee ballots will determine whether Eric Adams retains his lead in the Democratic primary.

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In Chaotic Mayor’s Race, It’s All Down to the Absentee Ballots

The Democratic primary for mayor of New York City, now a tight race among Eric Adams, Kathryn Garcia and Maya Wiley, will be decided by absentee ballots.

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N.Y.C. Mayor’s Race Remains Tight With Adams Leading in Revised Tally

Eric Adams kept his lead in a new tally of ranked-choice preferences, after the Board of Elections scrapped the results of an earlier count.

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Inside the Turmoil at the Agency That Is Running Ranked-Choice Voting

The Board of Elections, which has a history of mishaps, is now under intense fire for its error in releasing mayoral primary results.

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Eric Adams’s Lead in Mayor’s Race Shrinks After First Ranked-Choice Tally

After voters’ ranked choices were tabulated, Mr. Adams led Kathryn Garcia by two percentage points, with nearly 125,000 absentee ballots still to be counted.

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Time to Get Some Ranked-Choice Voting Results

Primary Day may have been one week ago, but many races across the city are still not decided because of ranked-choice voting.

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Dry Run for Ranked-Choice Count May Hint at How N.Y.C. Mayor’s Race Ends

Absentee ballots won’t be included, but data to be released Tuesday could signal the way vote totals shift as the field is officially winnowed.

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Can Ranked-Choice Voting Cure American Politics?

It’s gaining popularity around the country. But like every voting system, it has its downsides.

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N.Y.C. Mayor’s Race: Could the Top 3 Change Places?

Eric Adams is leading the race, but the standings could change as ranked-choice votes are tabulated — though a turnaround would be tough.

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How Maya Wiley or Kathryn Garcia Could Beat Eric Adams

Under ranked-choice voting, it is mathematically possible for the second- and third-place finishers in Tuesday’s Democratic primary to overtake the front-runner — but it will be tough.

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How Adams Built a Diverse Coalition That Put Him Ahead in the Mayor’s Race

Eric Adams has a significant lead in the New York City mayor’s race thanks to his support from a traditional Democratic coalition of unions and Black and Latino voters.

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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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What We Learned from the NYC Mayoral Primary Election

Eric Adams paced the field, while Maya Wiley was in second and Kathryn Garcia in third. Andrew Yang fizzled and dropped out of the race.

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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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Primary Day Is Finally Here

What to expect to see on your ballot, and how to navigate ranked-choice voting.

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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’s How New Yorkers Feel About Ranked-Choice Voting

New Yorkers are using a new voting system citywide for the first time, but in interviews, many seemed characteristically unfazed: “It’s real easy if people just learn how to read.”

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Whether Maya Wiley or Kathryn Garcia, a Woman Mayor Could Save N.Y.C.

Both men leading the Democratic mayoral primary are disasters.

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Rancor Between Adams and Yang Marks End of Bruising Mayoral Campaign

On the eve of Tuesday’s primary, the top candidates for mayor of New York City issued their sharpest criticism of the campaign.

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Joe Biden Is as Puzzled by the Senate as You Are

And he was a senator for 36 years. 

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Why We May Not Know Who Won the Mayoral Primary for Weeks

Although the primary is being held on Tuesday, an official winner is unlikely to be named before the week of July 12.

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Adams Clashes With Rivals on Last Weekend of Mayoral Campaign

Eric Adams and Andrew Yang tussled on questions of race in a frenetic day of campaigning, two days before the June 22 primary.

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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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How to Use Ranked-Choice Voting to Help or Hinder N.Y.C. Mayoral Candidates

Here’s a guide on how to fill out your ballot if you want to aid or undercut Eric Adams, Kathryn Garcia, Maya Wiley, Andrew Yang and others.

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What’s at Stake for the Mayoral Candidates in the Final Debate

The two-hour debate on Wednesday will be one of the last opportunities for the candidates to redefine the New York City mayor’s race.

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Garcia and Wiley Try to Shift Momentum From Adams as Primary Draws Near

A week before the primary and a day before the final debate, Kathryn Garcia and Maya Wiley vied to be seen as the strongest alternative to the race’s front-runner, Eric Adams.

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Early Voting Begins in Wide-Open Race for New York Mayor

Voters seem most concerned about quality of life issues and public safety. They are also trying to figure out ranked-choice voting.

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In the N.Y.C. Mayor’s Race, Being Second Might Be Good Enough to Win

Political campaigns are considering cross-endorsements and vying for the No. 2 spot on voters’ ballots.

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Don’t Overthink Ranked-Choice Voting, New York City

Don’t try to game the system. Just vote with your heart.

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How Ranked-Choice Voting Could Affect New York’s Mayoral Race

New York City will use a ranking system in the mayor’s race for the first time. A phenomenon known as “ballot exhaustion,” when every candidate ranked by a voter has been eliminated, could prove decisive.

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Candidates Escalate Attacks as Mayoral Race Enters Final Month

With less than a month before the June 22 primary, Democratic candidates are trying to steal momentum from the perceived front-runners, Eric Adams and Andrew Yang.

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Adams Gets Boost With Latino Voters: 5 Takeaways From Mayor’s Race

Adriano Espaillat, who had backed Scott Stringer, switched to supporting Eric Adams, while Andrew Yang had a rocky week on the campaign trail.

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Lawsuit Seeks to Halt Debut of Ranked-Choice Voting in New York

The new system was approved by voters in 2019, but critics, including at least one top mayoral candidate, fear that it may disenfranchise minority voters.

#elections-mayors, #new-york-city, #race-and-ethnicity, #ranked-choice-voting, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #voting-and-voters