Acela primaries & the presidency

We had yet another Super Tuesday earlier this week where Trump and Clinton added to their respective leads. For more, see:http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/27/politics/donald-trump-hillary-clinton-general-election/

More than half of American voters believe that the system U.S. political parties use to pick their candidates for the White House is “rigged” and more than two-thirds want to see the process changed, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll. For more, read:http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKCN0XO0ZR

The New York Primary Elections

Clinton (D) and Trump (R) won the NY primary elections earlier this week. Here is a recap of primary election results.

You can examine how neighborhoods voting in both primary elections via the NY Times:http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/04/19/us/elections/new-york-city-democratic-primary-results.html?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur#10/40.7100/-73.9800

You can read about the voters removed from the voter rolls in Brooklyn here: http://www.npr.org/2016/04/19/474896027/after-more-than-100-000-voters-dropped-in-brooklyn-city-officials-call-for-actio?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20160419

NY primary election is tomorrow!

The New York primary elections for the Democrat and Republican Party are tomorrow. This is the first time in many election cycles that New York has received significant attention from presidential candidates, and may matter for the outcome of conventions this summer. For information on poll hours and voting locations please see the following link:http://abc7ny.com/politics/ny-primary-election-where-to-vote-polling-hours/1293435/

Dems debate in Brooklyn

Just in case you missed it, here is a recap of last night’s Democratic debate in Brooklyn:http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/04/14/474314736/the-9th-democratic-debate-in-100-words-and-3-videos?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20160414

New York issues?

As the New York primaries draw closer each day, some people may wonder where the presidential candidates stand on issues most important to New Yorkers. To read more about this see:https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20160414/midtown/heres-where-presidential-candidates-stand-on-new-york-issues

Generation divide among women?

This semester I am teaching a course on gender and U.S
. politics. A conversation that keeps coming up is the generational divide among women voting in the Democratic primary. Here is a piece that explains what is going on that may be of interest: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2016/04/11/in-6-graphs-heres-why-young-women-dont-support-hillary-clinton-as-much-as-older-women-do/

Sexism and the 2016 Presidential Election

We would be remiss if the primary elections passed us by without a discussion of sexism. As the only woman left standing at this point in the election, Hillary Clinton has been a target of sexist remarks, and unequal treatment. The media has covered this to some extent; please see the articles provided below.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/hillary-clinton-sexism/

http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_56dd403de4b0ffe6f8e9d648

http://presidentialgenderwatch.org/