Questions tagged [new-york-city]

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Can Bloomberg run again in the future, or is the 3-term limit absolute?

What I mean is, are Mayors of NYC limited to three consecutive terms, or three terms in their lifetime? I couldn't find any answer to this question anywhere. Could Bloomberg run again in another 4 ...
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NYC general mayoral and comptroller election results in New York State's 14th and 15th congressional districts?

I was researching NYC's mayoral election. Two districts stand out to me that are entirely within NYC: the 14th and 15th district. I am curious about how the election went in those two districts in ...
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NYC general election mayor polls: have any been released in 2021?

I have been wondering about the NYC mayor election. I paid a lot of attention to this primary, which had one of the highest turnouts out of any NYC Democratic primary. However, now that the candidates ...
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Why does New York City spend 3 times as much per year per inmate than the runner up King County (Seattle)?

New York City spends nearly 450k per prisoner per year, which is almost 3 times higher than second place King County (which contains Seattle). Why is New York such an outlier? Source: Vera Institute ...
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Who is the Condorcet winner of NYC's 2021 mayoral Democratic primary?

The 2021 mayoral primary in New York City was done using Instant Runoff Voting ("Ranked Choice Voting"). This system does not necessarily elect the Condorcet winner, if one exists. (The ...
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New York's ranked choice voting, dealing with "a tie at the bottom"

I guess I have understood the mechanism of ranked choice voting, except for one detail: what happens if two candidates have exactly the same least number of first choices and the same exact numbers of ...
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Has there been any serious push to make New York City its own state?

Seeing as it has a population larger than many states and an area larger than a few depending what you include, has there ever been a serious push to make New York City (and possibly Long Island) it's ...
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"Shut out" districts in 2021's NYC Republican mayoral primary -- how did they vote in the Democratic primary and 2020 presidential race combined?

Looking at the 2021 mayoral election, I have seen more shut-out precincts in the NYC mayoral primary than in other elections in this city. I understand there are caveats to talking about the shut out ...
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How will New York City physically implement the ranked choice voting algorithm with thousands of unique mayoral votings possible?

Politico's New Yorkers pick a new mayor after chaotic, historic primary begins: NEW YORK — Polls have closed in New York City’s first ever ranked-choice election and, while the die has been cast, ...
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Why is winning the NYC Democratic mayoral primary currently widely seen as tantamount to election?

During the Bush era and even before that, NYC has elected mayors that were at least back then resembled the governors of states like Vermont today (they had liberal social views, but had more ...