NY elections 2020

Emily Gallagher and Kristina Naplatarski Win Elections, Upsetting Longtime Incumbents

Emily Gallagher is the new Assemblywoman in NY’s 50th District. (Photo courtesy of Emily Gallagher)

Change is in the air in North Brookyln as the absentee ballot count for New York’s 2020 democratic primary elections boosts upstart progressive candidates to victory, unseating longtime representatives.

Greenpoint activist Emily Gallagher upset 47 year incumbent Joe Lentol to win the state assembly race in NY’s 50th District after the absentee ballots were tallied on Tuesday, the NY Post reports.

“With the in-person vote include, we’re now ahead by 265. And our lead is growing,” Gallagher tweeted on Tuesday night.

Lentol was ahead by nearly 1,800 votes after the in-person vote in June, but an explosion in mail-in voting due to the challenges created by the coronavirus pandemic delayed the final results by nearly a month. Continue reading

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Who’s on the Ballot in North Brooklyn for the June 23rd Primary?

2020 is the year of the pandemic, but before we were sequestered inside our homes it was another fairly typical election year. New York will still hold Democratic primaries on June 23rd, and arguably the most consequential contests of the year are in North Brooklyn where a number upstart candidates seek to unseat longtime incumbents.

Reminder: The Board of Elections began mailing absentee ballot applications this week, but If you’re already a registered NYC voter then you can complete the online absentee ballot application right now. The deadline to apply is June 16th.

With only a month away from a primary with national, state and local implications, who’s on the ballot in North Brooklyn? Continue reading

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