Tag Archives: New York

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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WRITE ON: Those other fall elections

This article was written by Michael J. Fitzgerald as his weekly column in the Finger Lakes Times (Geneva). It was published on Friday, March 11. Forget Donald Trump. I know. I know! That’s like telling someone, “Don’t think about elephants.” … Continue reading

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Here’s something that’s interesting: Tom O’Mara can be defeated

In 2012, State Senator Tom O’Mara was unopposed in the general election for the 58th district of New York. This state senate district covered all of Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben and Yates counties, and a portion of Tompkins County (the city … Continue reading

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The Story of Wellsburg, Tropical Storm Lee, Sen. Schumner and Rep. Reed

The summer of 2011 saw an onslaught of extreme weather disasters across the United States. The most well remembered would be the tornadoes in Missouri and other midwestern states, Hurricane Irene’s trek through fourteen East Coast States, and Tropical Storm … Continue reading

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