elections http://wrvo.org en NY Legislature approves "National Popular Vote" bill http://wrvo.org/post/ny-legislature-approves-national-popular-vote-bill <p></p><p>New York lawmakers have approved a bill that would enter the state in the <a href="http://www.nationalpopularvote.com/" target="_blank">National Popular Vote Interstate Compact</a>, an agreement to award electoral votes to the presidential candidate who receives the majority of the popular vote.</p><p>Proponents of the National Popular Vote initiative believe that the Electoral College, in place since the first days of&nbsp;the nation, is not the best way to elect a president.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 10:44:01 +0000 Dave Lucas 53577 at http://wrvo.org NY Legislature approves "National Popular Vote" bill Astorino makes it official, via YouTube announcement http://wrvo.org/post/astorino-makes-it-official-youtube-announcement <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p></p><p>Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino announced on <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76iJ5L6GfRc" jquery17107297409634405173="13"><u><font color="#0000ff">YouTube</font></u></a> his candidacy to run as a Republican against Gov. Andrew&nbsp;Cuomo.</p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 01:14:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 52248 at http://wrvo.org Astorino makes it official, via YouTube announcement Maffei co-sponsors new public campaign finance push http://wrvo.org/post/maffei-co-sponsors-new-public-campaign-finance-push <p></p><p>A new public campaign finance bill introduced in Congress is gaining support, including from Syracuse Rep. Dan Maffei.</p><p>Maffei, a Democrat, is among 130 co-sponsors of <a href="http://ofby.us/" target="_blank">the Government by the People Act</a>.&nbsp;It looks to amplify small campaign contributions from individuals.</p><p>Donations of up to $150 would be matched by a new federal fund. The match would be six times as much as the original, so a $100 donation would turn into $700. That’s if the candidate agrees to turn away money from political action groups, or PACs.</p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 20:24:41 +0000 Ryan Delaney 51277 at http://wrvo.org Maffei co-sponsors new public campaign finance push Assembly leader now calling for special elections to fill vacancies http://wrvo.org/post/assembly-leader-now-calling-special-elections-fill-vacancies <p></p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 19:43:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 50066 at http://wrvo.org Assembly leader now calling for special elections to fill vacancies Election returns around the region http://wrvo.org/post/election-returns-around-region <p>WRVO is compiling Election Day results from the boards of elections of New York state and selected counties in the region. This page will offer results of constitutional amendments in New York state and races in Syracuse, Watertown, Oswego and Utica.</p><p><a href="http://bit.ly/HIcI12" target="_blank"><strong>You can follow developments and the latest news from WRVO on Twitter.</strong></a></p><p><strong>Last updated:</strong>&nbsp;6:40 a.m. on Wednesday, November 6, 2013</p><p><strong>New York State Constitutional Amendments</strong> - 61 counties reporting</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 02:45:33 +0000 WRVO News 46707 at http://wrvo.org Election returns around the region Controversy over access overshadows state Senate hearing http://wrvo.org/post/controversy-over-access-overshadows-state-senate-hearing <p>A hearing by state Senate Republicans on New York City’s public campaign financing system was overshadowed by protests, as government reform groups and other members of the public were denied entry, and noisy protests ensued. Wed, 08 May 2013 13:03:18 +0000 Karen DeWitt 37461 at http://wrvo.org Gillibrand talks election year politics http://wrvo.org/post/gillibrand-talks-election-year-politics <p>While visiting Syracuse today to promote a new bill to help small businesses, US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand rebuffed the criticisms of her opponents that she has moved further to the left since taking office.</p><p>&quot;I have the exact same values as I&rsquo;ve always had, and that&rsquo;s fighting for New Yorkers, fighting for small businesses, and helping get this economy back on track,&quot; said Gillibrand.</p><p> Fri, 15 Jun 2012 20:31:44 +0000 Matt Porter 21023 at http://wrvo.org Will multiple primaries lead to voter confusion? http://wrvo.org/post/will-multiple-primaries-lead-voter-confusion <p>Republican Presidential primary politics comes to New York state Tuesday. It&#39;s the first of three different primary days across the state this year. Election officials worry that all these primary days will end up confusing voters.</p><p> Mon, 23 Apr 2012 14:21:24 +0000 Ellen Abbott 18033 at http://wrvo.org Will multiple primaries lead to voter confusion?