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When Independents Can Vote, Bernie Sanders Wins
Bernie Sanders defeated Hillary Clinton in Indiana on Tuesday. The Senator from Vermont cashed in on his overwhelming support from independent voters, who are allowed to participate in Indiana’s open primary. Sanders has repeatedly proven that he outperforms Hillary Clinton among independent voters. Indiana was just the latest example of Sanders’ crossover appeal. He also…
Open Primaries, Balance For Growing Number of Independents in New York
A group of independent voters and advocates rallied on the steps of City Hall Thursday pushing for an open New York State primary. There are about 3.2 million independent state voters and approximately 21,000 independent county voters who won’t be able to cast a vote in Tuesday’s primaries. According to Wikipedia, an open primary is…
Westchester conference: Affordable housing key to economic growth
HARRISON – One of the fundamental secrets to attracting and retaining an innovative workforce is creating affordable housing options, experts said during a half-day conference Friday organized by the Westchester County Association. The conference’s central topic was how to create what was called an “innovation ecosystem.” Held at Renaissance Westchester Hotel, the event featured a…
Lawmakers to seek ban on party bosses in election posts
‘They have carved out for themselves this independent fiefdom.’ Local state lawmakers said they will push pending legislation that bars political party leaders from holding dual posts as election commissioners when the legislature reconvenes in Albany next year. The pronouncements on bills introduced earlier this year by state assembly members Sandy Galef and Tom…
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