Tag: Election 2016
The calls for a probe come amid reports of a secret CIA assessment concluding that Russia interfered in the election to boost now President-elect Donald Trump’s chance of winning—as opposed to simply undermining the United State’s electoral system—and on the heels of the announcement of his pick for secretary of state, Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson, who has close business ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Republican Elaine Phillips beat Democrat Adam Haber to win an open New York State Senate seat but a sitting Republican Long Island state senator may be unseated, potentially tipping the balance of power in that chamber back to a Democratic majority.
Former Nassau County Executive Thomas Suozzi defeated New York State Sen. Jack Martins (R-Old Westbury) in the most closely watched Congressional race on Long Island Tuesday night, winning the seat being vacated by retiring Rep. Steve Israel (D-Huntington).
U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) sailed to victory Tuesday night to secure a fourth term in office, allowing the veteran lawmaker to squarely focus on a slew of competitive races nationwide that could flip the power of the Senate in Democrats’ favor.
With the vitriolic presidential election careening toward a welcomed end, Long Island Muslims interviewed over the course of the final weeks of the race say they’re motivated, perhaps more than ever, to flock to the polls.
A lot has changed in less than a month. The former senator from New York and U.S. Secretary of State has built a seemingly commanding lead. Remarkably, she has made historically “red” states like Arizona and Utah competitive. Even Trump's lead in the GOP stalwart state of Texas, which Republican Mitt Romney won by nearly 16 points in 2012, has been shaved to only six points.
Hofstra University, which hosted a presidential debate in 2008 and 2012, was a late selection to host the inaugural 2016 presidential debate because Wright State University in Ohio was originally slated to hold the competition of ideas on its campus, but dropped out due to rising costs.
“Congress does not regulate Wall Street. Wall Street regulates Congress.”