I was at the Onondaga County Democratic headquarters at the Oncenter in 2014 when it was announced that Republican John Katko had unseated incumbent Dan Maffei for New York’s 24th Congressional district seat. Wow, it flipped again, I thought. For the fourth election cycle in a row, the central New York region switched parties of […]Read More Central New York Is Just Trying To Find Its Way
For the fifth time in American history — and the second time in just the last 16 years — an American president will have won the Electoral College but lost the popular vote of the people. And as it stands right now, Hillary Clinton holds a 1.5 million vote lead over Donald Trump — the […]Read More Electoral College Is Likely Here to Stay
It was almost too good to be true. A week and a half ago, there were two undeniable chieftains of the Democratic Party. One was the first African American president and the other was poised to become the first female president. And that first female president was all ready to reign over a Democratic Senate […]Read More The Democratic Party Is In Real Distress
An election that came with a new surprise every day ended with the biggest one of them all, as Donald Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States in one of the biggest political upsets of all time. Even as national polls tightened in the final days, Trump’s chances of overtaking Hillary Clinton’s […]Read More How Donald Trump Pulled It Off
There’s a great moment in the show The Newsroom, an HBO drama about the operations of a cable news organization. As the 2012 election night coverage is about to begin, the news director shows photos taken that day to his entire staff. “This is China. People have their picture taken pretending to cast a vote,” […]Read More Voting Is Our First Responsibility and Our Last Defense
“I can’t wait until it’s over.” That’s what I’ve been hearing a lot lately as this contentious election season enters the homestretch. And I know I’m not alone. A lot of us yearn to return to the day when videos of heroic dogs re-conquer Facebook posts, when we can talk about something else at family […]Read More So, What Happens After the Election?