Election Day

  We just had an election day, but 2016 and 2018 loom in the distance.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about his plans for a potential statewide race. 

  This is it: Election Day is finally here.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock the American political system is in need of wholesale changes.

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  Pollsters are predicting low voter turnout around our region and around the nation this Election Day. Yet this year’s midterm elections are drawing a lot of media coverage, as leadership at the state and federal level hangs in the balance. So how come people don’t vote?

  The Senate could go to the Republicans on Election Day.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont representative Peter Welch tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the fat lady ain’t singing yet.

NY Elections Board Addresses Ballot Concerns

Nov 5, 2013

The New York City Board of Elections has made several steps to address concerns that some voters may have trouble with the small font size used for the general election ballots.

The Board says it will be posting enlarged poster-sized ballots at each polling site Tuesday so voters can familiarize themselves with the information before casting their vote.

New Yorkers Choosing Between 2 Visions For City

Nov 5, 2013

New Yorkers are getting ready to select their first new mayor in 12 years.

Election Day is the beginning of the city's farewell to Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who helped define the city since 2001. Voters now have a choice between two different visions for the future.

Republican Joe Lhota, a former aide to Rudy Giuliani, largely wants to continue the policies of Bloomberg and his former boss. Democrat Bill de Blasio, the public advocate, wants a break from the Bloomberg years and is calling for improved community-police relations and a tax increase on the rich.

NJ Voters Weigh 2nd Term For Popular Gov. Christie

Nov 5, 2013

A lopsided race for New Jersey governor will be decided today when voters choose between Republican Governor Chris Christie and challenger Barbara Buono, a Democratic state senator.

Polls showed Christie leading by more than 20 points heading into Election Day. The governor could resign before a second term ends to run for president. The 51-year-old refused to rule out that possibility during a debate.

Buono says Christie already has one foot out the door. But the former Senate budget chairwoman has struggled to raise money and get a message out.

On this edition of Vox Pop, how is your Election Day going? WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts with WAMC's Ray Graf.

Vermonter’s are headed to the polls today to elect a U.S. Senator, Congressman, Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General and Secretary of State and a new Legislature.