Election Day Open Thread

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Heading to the polls at the Elijah Stroud middle school in Brooklyn.

How are those ballot scanners working today, NYC?

Leave your forecasts, analysis, hopes and fears in the comments. My contribution: I predict the Dems will not sweep the statewide races.

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Election Results Open Thread

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The polls are closed! The results of all the citywide and boroughwide races were never really in doubt, unless Charles Hynes pulls off a shocker in the Brooklyn DA race. Only three out of 51 City Council races were thought to be competitive. This is why you’ve gotta vote in the primary. We’ll have an […]

DOT Wipes 14 Blocks of Bike Lane Off Bedford Avenue

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Election Day Open Thread: How Busy Was Your Polling Place?

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A campaign prop courtesy of Republican City Council candidate Joe Nardiello, spied on windshields in Brooklyn’s 39th district. Photo: Sarah Goodyear. It’s Election Day, and everyone seems to agree that when all is said and done, turnout will be shamefully low. So forget about the Marist poll, the Q poll, and the internal campaign polls. […]