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    Conservative: Working Class Key to GOP 2020 Victory The GOP’s massive election losses in traditionally Republican suburban districts have “set it irretrievably on a new path,” suggests Henry Olsen at The Washington Post: Either it re-creates a coalition based on working-class voters, “or it dies.” Nearly every House seat Republicans lost was in “traditional, high-income...

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    Unless you’ve been living under a rock, the fact that last Tuesday’s massive voter turnout became a stress test for the city’s Board of Elections shouldn’t have been a surprise. Invariably, it seems every two years another chink in the board’s Election Day operations results in new self-inflicted wounds. This time it was long lines...

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    As if this year’s voting-machine mess wasn’t bad enough, the Board of Elections still hasn’t provided the city with answers on how it plans to reform following a blistering audit of its failures in the 2016 primary, city Comptroller Scott Stringer charges. It took the board — which was panned for its performance in last...

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    Mayor Bill de Blasio will have to go up against political allies if he wants to overhaul the city’s widely criticized Board of Elections. Brooklyn Democratic leader Frank Seddio and his Bronx counterpart, Marcos Crespo — who help pick the commissioners who run the board — told The Post they would oppose de Blasio’s push...

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    Back when Ed Koch was riding roughshod over New York politics, writer Jack Newfield mused that there were 10,000 people waiting to be the second person to punch Koch in the nose. Sure enough, when the mayor faltered, his opponents gleefully piled on. Donald Trump, a brash developer in those days, now finds himself in...

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    Embattled city Board of Elections Director Mike Ryan heard his agency called a “national embarrassment” during a City Council hearing Tuesday, where legislators didn’t buy his endless excuses for the chaos on Election Day. Ryan cited the new perforated ballots, old scanners, untrained poll workers and an antiquated state election law for hours-long waits that...

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    The manufacturer of the city’s jam-plagued ballot scanners misled the Board of Elections about the devices’ vulnerability to humidity, which likely contributed to the Big Apple’s Election Day meltdown, The Post has learned. Nebraska-based Election Systems & Software claimed its scanners could operate in any humidity level in a key document it filed as part...

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    New York City’s Board of Elections chair failed to properly report trips that were paid for by the company that manufactures the city’s vote-scanning machines, according to a report on New York 1. Michael Ryan serves on an advisory board for the company, Election Systems and Software, the channel reported Monday night, saying the company...

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    If demonstrated incompetence isn’t enough to force change at the city Board of Elections, how about ethical no-no’s? NY1 caught the board’s executive director, Michael Ryan, failing to report five trips paid for by the company that makes the city’s ballot scanners. Ryan did report four other trips, and blames clerical errors for the ones...

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    The embattled executive director of the city’s Board of Elections, Mike Ryan, said Tuesday he will step down from his junket-laden gig advising the manufacturer of city’s ballot scanners. Ryan made the announcement at the Board of Elections meeting following a report last week by NY1 that he took at least nine trips paid for...

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    Former City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito raced to get her nominating petitions to the Board of Elections early Thursday, scoring the first spot in the Feb. 26 special election for public advocate. “Proud to be the first campaign to file our petitions at 9 this morning,” she tweeted after dropping the signatures off at the...

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