election 2016

Vermont Lieutenant Governor-elect David Zuckerman
Pat Bradley/WAMC

Will the Vermont Legislature need to decide the state's next lieutenant governor? There appears to be some debate after the Secretary of State released the official canvass on Tuesday.

Several hundred people are gathered in Burlington, Vermont, Friday afternoon to express their displeasure with the election of Donald Trump as president.

Amite sculpture on SUNY Plattsburgh campus
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In the wake of the election of Donald Trump and subsequent protests, SUNY Plattsburgh Police are reassuring students and staff that they are taking any potential concerns seriously.

Prof. Hendler
RPI

The numbers from the election are still coming in, but one analysis indicates that despite what many of the pundits believe, the Trump victory was not driven as much by the white working class, but more by the fact that Democrats stayed home. Jim Hendler is the Director of the Institute of Data Exploration and Applications at RPI. He says while the numbers are still preliminary, it is clear that the Clinton campaign failed to get enough Democrats to the polls.

Colin Read (left) and James Calnon
Candidates' Facebook pages

The city of Plattsburgh will have a new mayor in January.  Local businessman and SUNY Plattsburgh Professor of Economics Colin Read won election to Plattsburgh’s top office, unseating incumbent Independent Republican-endorsed James Calnon. But the current officeholder doesn’t plan to concede until all the absentee ballots are counted.

Democrat Billy Jones (left) and Republican Kevin Mulverhill
Candidates' Facebook pages

A Democrat has been elected to New York’s 115th state Assembly district seat, which was held for more than 30 years by Republicans.

Joe Conason is editor-in-chief of The National Memo and an editor at The Investigative Fund. A widely published columnist and reporter, he is the author of several books, including Big Lies, and co-author of the New York Times bestseller The Hunting of the President: The Ten-Year Campaign to Destroy Bill and Hillary Clinton.

His new book is Man of the World: The Further Endeavors of Bill Clinton, where Conason profiled Bill Clinton’s post presidency career in philanthropy.

Vermont Lieutenant Governor-elect David Zuckerman
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In Vermont, the governor and lieutenant governor wage separate campaigns — often resulting in a split of the parties holding the state’s top two offices.  On election night, an unexpectedly close race for Vermont Lieutenant Governor unfolded.

Donald Trump at the Flynn Theatre
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Election Day is behind us and Donald Trump is the president-elect of the United States.

It’s a victory that has surprised many and is likely to go down as one of the most notable moments in political history. Why do you think the election went the way it did? How are you feeling today? What do you think a Trump presidency will look like?  Alan Chartock takes your calls.

Vermont governor-elect Phil Scott
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Outgoing Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin will be replaced by his current Lieutenant Governor in January.  Republican Phil Scott handily won the race for the state’s top office against his Democratic challenger.

Democrat Sue Minter (left) and Republican Phil Scott
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Could a former major league pitcher and third-party candidate for Vermont governor force the Legislature to choose the state’s next governor?  Today’s race between the Republican and Democrat is so close that some wonder if either can obtain the required 50 percent for a clear win.

The Tang Teaching Museum on the campus of Skidmore College in Saratoga will be having an Election Night Extravaganza - a full evening of dialogue, activities, and refreshments with live coverage of the voting results. 

The event is co-sponsored by Skidmore College clubs Democracy Matters, College Republicans, and College Democrats. This event is part of the exhibition A More Perfect Union and is free and open to the public which runs from 7 pm to midnight.

To tell us more – we welcome Ian Berry, Dayton Director of the Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College, and curator of A More Perfect Union. Minita Sanghvi, an assistant professor in Management and Business at Skidmore College who specializes in political marketing and issues of gender and power. And Ron Seyb is here, an associate professor of political science, who specializes in the American presidency, the U.S. Congress, political psychology, and the media and politics.

11/8/16 Panel

Nov 8, 2016

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

Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, Associate Editor of the Times Union Mike Spain, and Director of the Journalism Program at the University at Albany Rosemary Armao.

Democrat Sue Minter (left) and Republican Phil Scott
Candidates' Facebook pages

Vermont's two top gubernatorial candidates were crisscrossing the state on the final day of the campaign and they have different messages about the economy.

Democrat Billy Jones (left) and Republican Kevin Mulverhill
Candidates' Facebook pages

In May, New York state Assemblywoman Janet Duprey announced that she would retire from the 115th district seat.  The two individuals seeking to replace her in the multi-county district are from Franklin County.

Trump-Pence signs at 435 Essex Road in Williston, VT
Vermont State Police

Vermont State Police have cited an individual for repeatedly vandalizing Trump-Pence political signs.

Donald Trump in Plattsburgh.
Pat Bradley

One of the most extraordinary elections in memory is coming to a close tomorrow. The campaign was especially unusual here in the Northeast: Two New Yorkers are facing off for president, and Massachusetts is represented on the Libertarian and Green Party tickets. A Vermonter made a deep run in the Democratic primary. And cities like Albany — usually an afterthought on the presidential campaign trail — found themselves hosting major rallies on both sides of the aisle. With voters heading to the polls tomorrow, we listen back now to what the campaign sounded like on WAMC’s airwaves.

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Voters are running out of time to register if they want to cast their ballots in the upcoming general election. Some voters are already out of time.

The campaign is entering its final days.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney, a Democrat from the 18th district, speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Colin Read (left) and James Calnon
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Less than two weeks before Election Day, the candidates for mayor of Plattsburgh debated Wednesday night.

The presidential election is getting most of the headlines, but we have three branches of government.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock how the House and Senate are looking.

Taxes have been one of the campaign’s biggest issues.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal concludes his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

  The New York Times columnist  Maureen Dowd has covered Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton since the '90s.

Trapped between two candidates with the highest recorded unfavorables, Americans are plunged into The Year of Voting Dangerously. In this perilous and shocking campaign season, Dowd traces the psychologies and pathologies in one of the nastiest and most significant battles of the sexes ever.

Carl Hiaasen On Trump

Sep 12, 2016

  Carl Hiaasen is one of America's finest satirical novelists. His newspaper column is another side of the same talent, examining with a corrosive writer's eye the outrageous carnival of Florida and our world.

His weekly Miami Herald columns are written with the same dark humor and satirical edge as his novels Tourist Season, Strip Tease, Stormy Weather and the rest of Hiaasen's acclaimed fiction. Each week he proves that facts can indeed be stranger than the fiction they inspire.

Hiaasen has a new bestselling novel out, entitled Razor Girl. He will be our guest on this week’s Book Show.

Since its inception in 1985, Hiaasen's "baseball-bat-to-the-forehead" column has become enormously popular for its passionate conviction and willingness to confront powerful interests in pursuit of the public good.

  With less than 70 days to go in the election, debate is sure to ramp up this fall.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Congressman Jim McGovern, a Democrat from the second district, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock why he keeps having nightmares.

  If Hillary Clinton wins the White House, what will Bill Clinton do next?

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays concludes his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Democratic officials have rejected Bernie Sanders' request to remove two high-profile Hillary Clinton supporters from leadership positions at the party's summer convention.

State Rep. Benjamin Swan
WAMC

A long-time state lawmaker from western Massachusetts known as the “Conscience of the House” is retiring from public service, and hoping to turn his seat in the Statehouse over to his son.

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Republicans are planning to pack nine caucus sites across Massachusetts to select delegates to the Republican National Convention.

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A 20-year-old Connecticut man is facing charges after authorities say he tweeted out a bomb threat during a Donald Trump rally Saturday.

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