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Election 2020

Prop 2 is a scam. Vote No.

by Nov 1, 2020
Prop 2 is yet another ploy to fix the county’s budget mess caused by its own fiscal mismanagement — by erasing its legal obligation to repay $154.17 million it “borrowed” from environmental protection funds, by erasing a court judgment of $29.4 million arising from an earlier lawsuit and by raiding the Sewer Assessment Stabilization Fund to the tune of at least $15 million. Voters should say no to this scam.

Robust early voting turnout and absentee ballot applications so far in Suffolk

by Oct 26, 2020
More than 31,000 Suffolk voters have cast ballots during early voting since the polls opened on Saturday and Nearly 193,000 have applied for absentee ballots for the general election as of yesterday.

Hundreds line up in Riverhead to cast ballots on the first day of early voting

by Oct 24, 2020
Hundreds of people — from as far away as Commack —turned out to the Riverhead early voting site first thing this morning on the first day of early voting in New York State.

Candidates and propositions on the ballot in the 2020 election

by Oct 23, 2020
Here's a rundown of the candidates in the "down-ballot" races in the 2020 General Election, and a summary of propositions on the ballot in Riverhead.

Early voting starts tomorrow, Oct. 24

by Oct 23, 2020
Early voting in New York takes place daily Saturday, Oct. 24 through Sunday, Nov. 1. Polling times vary from day to day, but the times are the same at all 12 early voting locations in Suffolk.

In debate, Zeldin and Goroff spar over pandemic response, campaign ads, partisan division

by Oct 21, 2020
In a wide-ranging, 90-minute debate Monday night, incumbent Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) sparred with challenger Nancy Goroff (D-Stony Brook) on the U.S. response to the pandemic, health care, climate change and more. The debate was hosted by the League of Women Voters. Here's the transcript.

Congressional, State Senate candidates face off in virtual debates Oct. 19 & 20

by Oct 14, 2020
Incumbent Rep. Lee Zeldin will debate challenger Nancy Goroff on Monday, Oct. 19. State Senate candidates Anthony Palumbo and Laura Ahearn will face each other on Tuesday, Oct. 20. Both debates start at 7 p.m.

Responsible lawmakers do their homework: Giglio isn’t ready for Albany

by Oct 11, 2020
This was not an error a multiple-term member of the Board currently seeking a promotion to the New York State Assembly should have made.

Democrat Ahearn holds fundraising edge over Republican Palumbo in State Senate race

by Oct 9, 2020
Democrat Laura Ahearn has outpaced Republican Anthony Palumbo in fundraising so far in the campaign for the First Senate District. Assembly candidates Laura Jens-Smith (D) and Jodi Giglio (R) are about even.

Zeldin calls for Justice Department investigation into leak of president’s tax return information

by Sep 30, 2020
Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY01) is calling on the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate how the New York Times acquired President Donald Trump’s tax return information.