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2016 Elections

Gotham Gazette 2016 Election Central

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2016 is a big election year in New York. Not only is there a national Presidential election, but as is the case every two years, all of the New York State Legislature is on the ballot in 2016. New Yorkers have four - yes, four - election days this year if registered with one of the two major political parties and living in a district with competitive primaries. There were presidential primaries in April, congressional primaries in June, and state legislative primaries in September. Now, all eyes are on the general election, which will be on Tuesday, November 8. While Donald Trump plans to make New York competitive, Hillary Clinton is almost sure to win the state that they both call home. Meanwhile, there are several pivotal congressional seats at play in New York, which will influence which party controls the House of Representatives. There is also the matter of which party controls the New York State Senate. And, there are always other interesting races that may have fewer broad implications but are of more importance locally.

Below, find 2016 election stories, resources, and guides either produced or compiled by Gotham Gazette:


Super PAC's Big Primary Spending Mostly Comes Up Short

Manhattan GOP Sees Hope on Upper East Side

Trump Could Tip Key Races for State Senate Control

Can Trump Win New York? Inside the Numbers

Could 'Third Party' Candidates Swing the Presidential Election?

STATE LEGISLATIVE PRIMARY COVERAGE (Prior to September 13, 2016 vote)

Gotham Gazette partnered with WNYC for an interactive election guide to the state legislative primaries. Other coverage:

Races to Watch in State Legislative Primaries

Crowded Assembly Field Looks to Quickly Unseat Silver Replacement

Assembly Candidates Turn Down Televised Debates

Two Very Different Democratic Assembly Primaries in Brooklyn

Education-Focused Super PAC Spends on Additional Legislative Races

In Race to Replace Espaillat, Ramifications for His Power, Senate Control, and More

2016 A Far Different Election Year for Independent Democrats

New Yorkers Head to the Democratic National Convention

Super PAC Begins Flyering Bronx Senate Race

Senate Republicans Face Departures with Battle for Control Looming

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

New York Primaries are Closed, Repetitive and Costly

Former Informant, Out; Candidate Indicted on Voter Fraud, In

Rangel’s Replacement Decided, Other Uptown Races Take Shape

New York Congressional Primary Results; Espaillat, Teachout Among Winners

Former Government Informant to Run for Old Assembly Seat

Bronx Council Member Preparing to Again Challenge Incumbent State Senator

New Yorkers Vote in Congressional Primaries June 28

Takeaways from New York Presidential Primary Voting

Special Election Results Buoy Hopes for Reform

New York Voting Results: Presidential Primary and Special Elections

PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY COVERAGE (Prior to April 19, 2016 vote in New York) 

Delegate Matters: How New York’s Presidential Primaries Actually Work

Mapping New York’s Presidential Primary

Calls for Democrats to Address Urban Issues at New York Debate

New Yorkers Run for President: History and Insights for 2016