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View your ballot NY-23

County Allegany https://www.alleganyco.gov/departments/board-of-elections/ Cattaraugus https://www.cattco.org/board-elections Chautauqua https://chqgov.com/board-elections/sample-ballotsboleta-de-muestra Chemung https://www.chemungcountyny.gov/429/Chemung-County-Polling-Places-Sample-Bal Erie https://elections.erie.gov/VSearch2 Schuyler https://www.schuylercounty.us/128/Board-of-Elections Steuben https://www.steubencountyny.gov/614/Voter-Information NYS https://www.elections.ny.gov/ Boards of Election Note:

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Enrollment by Congressional District in Western NYS

District Dem Rep Blank Total 23 159 198 117 516 24 129 205 121 493 25 207 130 129 499 26 244 107 102 484 Total 739 (37%) 640 (32%) 469 (24%) 1992 Active Voters by District (thousands) There are … Continue reading

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NYS Redistricting then and now

A brief history of NYS redistricting: While arbitrary, the new districts are reasonably compact. It is striking that urban districts around Rochester and Buffalo, which lean Democratic, are surrounded by suburban districts leaning Republican. NY-24 in particular has an odd … Continue reading

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Michigan and New York

Michigan and New York have much in common. There are differences Midterm Election Results were similar, although Michigan has a smaller population. Party Michigan New York Democrat 7 54% 15 58% Republican 6 46% 11 42% Total 13 26 Congressional … Continue reading

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Talking Points

“Carthago delenda est!” The Roman statesman, Cato the Elder ended his political speeches with this phrase, even if his speech had nothing to do with Carthage. Politicians say anything they hope will sway public opinion. Here are some current examples from … Continue reading

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Why are some Americans election deniers?

The white majority is fading, the economy is changing and there’s a pervasive sense of loss in districts where Republicans fought the outcome of the 2020 election. An article by Michael H. Keller and David D. Kirkpatrick in The New York Times explores … Continue reading

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The Sputnik Shock

Sixty-five years ago, Sputnik shocked us out of complacency. We woke up to the fact that students in other countries studied more than one language. HS Math books were quickly replaced with better ones. More students elected to study biology, … Continue reading

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NY-23 Party Affiliation for the Nov. Election

NY-23 Party Affiliation for the Nov. Election Democrats Republicans Unaffiliated Total 165 201 120 530 31% 38% 23% Registered voters (1000s)

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Della Pia/Langworthy campaign finances compared

Candidate Max Della Pia (D) Nicholas Langworthy (R) 2021-22 Receipts $267,000 $625,000 No. of contributions 362 341 Average contribution $750 $1,800 NYS contributions 301 230 From NYS (percent) 84% 62% Contributions over $1000 86 127 Over $1000 (percent) 17% 37%

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Max Della Pia and Nicholas Langworthy answer questions

When we try to curb the surges of unchanging human nature, or to quench a conflagration with an act of legislature … we are every bit as foolish as I’ll prove to any jury, as those enterprising beavers when they … Continue reading

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