Much of the fresh cash came from real estate developers, large-scale landlords and heads of speculating private equity firms, along with a slew of billionaires, attorneys, Eric Adams-aligned political action committees, sports gambling execs and the New York Yankees.
Gov. Kathy Hochul and Congressman Lee Zeldin have starkly different stances when it comes to energy policy and other environmental issues, at a time when New York is at a critical juncture in planning and implementing its ambitious plan to lower its carbon emissions.
Immigrant advocates say they would prefer to continue to work with New York Gov. Kathy Hochul, citing past accomplishments like the Excluded Workers Fund, and worry what a potential Lee Zeldin governorship would mean for their causes.
“We must encourage our communities to vote, knowing politicians can make life-altering decisions that impact issues important for all Americans, specifically in our work for racial equity.”
Who did most of your neighbors cast votes for? NYC Election Atlas, a project of The Center for Urban Research at the CUNY Graduate Center, mapped the unofficial primary results for each of the city’s election districts in races for the Democratic and Republican gubernatorial candidates, as well as lieutenant governor.
In New York City, 446,432 Democrats and 50,337 Republican cast ballots for governor on Tuesday—a sleepy election day during a redistricting year that’ll ask voters to return to the polls in August for a second primary.
Spanish translators were missing at two Queens polling places that City Limits visited Tuesday morning, while interpreters for other languages said they had interacted with very few voters.
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“By seeking credible data and nurturing a values-based conversation that better elevates justice, state leaders can both serve public safety interests and avoid an unjust burden on individuals and communities.”
Tuesday marked the first of this year’s primary elections in New York. Some voters told City Limits they were motivated to show up by the recent, controversial U.S Supreme Court decisions that overturned the constitutional right to an abortion as well as New York’s concealed-carry gun law.