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2020 Elections

Dutchess BOE Certifies Votes

7 hours ago
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The Dutchess County Board of Elections has announced that the county's votes have been certified and sent to the New York state Board of Elections.

Jackie Orchard / WAMC

Outside the New York State Capitol in Albany demonstrators appeared Saturday after the presidential race was called for Joe Biden.

Assemblyman John McDonald, Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan, businessman Vic Christopher and Assemblywoman Pat Fahy at Quackenbush Square for the Uber launch.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

There were no apparent upsets in Capital Region state legislature races, and an apparent winner has emerged in the race for the 46th state Senate district race.

Live: 2020 Election Updates And Results

Nov 3, 2020
Annette Elizabeth Allen/ NPR

Nov. 3 is the final voting day of the 2020 election. The presidency as well as several key Senate, House and gubernatorial races are on the line. Follow NPR’s live coverage and results as they come in.

New York State Capitol
Karen DeWitt

All of the 212 seats in the New York State legislature are up for election this year. There are more than a dozen contested seats in the state Senate, where Democrats are favored to win many of the contests and potentially gain a supermajority. But Republicans say they hope to gain some seats, too. 

Voters line up in the snow outside the Bought Community Fire District building in Cohoes in Albany County on Oct. 30, 2020.
Jim Levulis / WAMC

UPDATE: The Saratoga County Board of Elections announced after publication of this story that early voting will be extended by two hours on Saturday and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

New York’s first year of early voting in a presidential election has led to long lines of enthusiastic – and sometimes frustrated – voters.

A "vote here" sign in English and Spanish on sidewalk
Paul Tuthill / WAMC

With heightened concerns this year about voter suppression and intimidation, voting rights advocates are planning a large presence at polling places.

Nick Langworthy, chairman of the Republican Party in New York.
Karen DeWitt

When voters in New York were asked two years ago what issues were at the top of their list while they prepared to head to the polls in November, they said health care, taxes, and the economy would decide their vote. 

New York State Senator Daphne Jordan speaking prior to her election in 2018
Lucas Willard / WAMC

New York State Senator Daphne Jordan is seeking a second two-year term. The Republican from the 43rd District is facing a challenge from Democratic candidate Patrick Nelson.

Patrick Nelson speaks in 2018 (file photo)
Lucas Willard / WAMC

Note: WAMC reached out to Senator Daphne Jordan's campaign for an interview

Democrat Patrick Nelson is running for New York’s 43rd State Senate District against Republican incumbent Daphne Jordan, who is seeking a second two-year term.

A political display in Dalton lasted one day before it was set on fire
Photo provided to WAMC by Megan Whilden

Vivid images out of Berkshire County on social media Friday night after a large stack of hay bales painted “USA Biden/Harris 2020” was torched.

WAMC composite image of photo provided by David Catalfamo for Assembly and WAMC image of Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner
Lucas Willard / WAMC

A longtime New York Republican strategist is running for State Assembly against a three-term Democratic incumbent for a seat representing Saratoga and Washington Counties. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports on the race for New York’s 113th State Assembly District.

10/9/20 Panel

Oct 9, 2020
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    The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, President and CEO of The Business Council of New York State Heather Briccetti, Former EPA Regional Administrator, Visiting Professor at Bennington College, President of Beyond Plastics Judith Enck, Publisher Emeritus of The Daily Freeman Ira Fusfeld, and, for a portion of the program, immunologist Dr. Jim Fagin.

Composite of images from NY Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh and Joe Seeman for Assembly

A progressive activist is challenging a two-term incumbent in New York’s suburban 112th State Assembly District.

Tim Vercellotti
Tim Vercellotti

Vice President Mike Pence and Democratic nominee Kamala Harris participate in their lone scheduled debate tonight.

    The first debate between the two major candidates in the 2020 presidential election is tonight.

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Massachusetts U.S. Senator Edward Markey and his challenger in the Democratic primary, U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III, clashed in a final broadcast debate Tuesday night.

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With Election Day less than three months away and no end to the coronavirus pandemic in sight, election officials in New York are scrambling to handle an expected spike in absentee ballots.