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
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
Perhaps of interest to those of you following this blog — a letter to the editor by Dr. Bolton, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Pace (NYC): http://www.examiner.net/article/20160419/OPINION/160418887/0/SEARCH
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/
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
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
Primary elections for the Democrat and Republican parties will take place in New York on April 19th. New poll results about who is ahead in New York at this point are now available. For more information see:http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/nbc-poll-trump-clinton-hold-sizable-leads-new-york-n554311
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/
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.
A different take on the current state of political affairs by Angela Davis. See http://www.raceinquiry.com/angela-davis-i-think-we-need-a-new-party-democracy-now-video/