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  • Max Politics Podcast: Examining Hochul's Win, Other 2022 New York Election Results, with Basil Smikle Jr.

    Gov. Kathy Hochul & Basil Smikle Jr. (photo: @BasilSmiklePhD)

    November 9, 2022 - Max Politics Podcast: Breaking Down the 2022 New York Election Results, with Basil Smikle

    Dr. Basil Smikle Jr., former Executive Director of the New York State Democratic Party and currently a professor at Hunter College, joined the show to break down the results of New York's 2022 general election.

    Listen to the conversation and let us know what you think, on Twitter @TweetBenMax. You can listen to the show through the embedded audio below or

  • New Yorkers, Including the Presidential Nominees, Head to the National Party Conventions

    RNC banner

    The RNC approaches (image via @GOPconvention)

    The next two weeks will see the formal nominations of the two major party candidates in the contest to succeed Barack Obama as President of The United States. First, this week, Republicans are expected to nominate Donald J. Trump, who on Saturday morning introduced Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his vice presidential running mate. On Saturday, Trump promised “we’re going to have an incredible convention.” The theme of the convention is "Make America Great Again," which has been Trump's campaign