Monday, November 6, 2017

Prepping for Election Day

As you may have noticed, tomorrow is Election Day in NYC.

Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. You can find out where you need to vote here.

Curbed has a general NYC voting guide here.

Among the races of interest around here, with info via the Gotham Gazette...

City Council District 2 open seat (held by Rosie Mendez):
Carlina Rivera, Democrat & Working Families
Jimmy McMillan, Republican & Rent is 2 Damn High
Donald Garrity, Libertarian
Manny Cavaco, Green
Jasmin Sanchez, Liberal

Bill de Blasio, incumbent, Democrat & Working Families
Nicole Malliotakis, Republican & Conservative & Stop de Blasio
Bo Dietl, Dump the Mayor
Sal Albanese, Reform
Aaron Commey, Libertarian
Akeem Browder, Green
Mike Tolkin, Smart Cities
(Dr. Robbie Gosine is waging a write-in campaign)

This piece in am New York touches upon some of the topics in the mayoral race.


Anonymous said...

Write-in MARC FLIEDNER For Manhattan DA tomorrow !

"This month, it was reported that the Manhattan district attorney, Cyrus Vance Jr., chose not to prosecute Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr. for fraud when he had the chance in 2012. Similarly, Mr. Vance declined to bring sexual abuse charges against the now-disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein in 2015, even though he had an audiotape of Mr. Weinstein admitting to groping the victim."

Gojira said...

Where can I get one of those stickers? So much more interesting than the standard boring ones!

Folks, when you go into the voting booth tomorrow, here's some vital information to remember - ABD. That is, Anybody But DiBlahsio!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, Gojira, let's protest vote a pro-Trump Republican from Staten Island schmuckette into Gracie Mansion.

You'd really rather have Whatever Her Name Is (who worships at the altar of Trump) in there over DeBlasio? Please.

You're usually witty but you fall flate here. Stop acting like a Bernie Bro or Stein Sis.

Btw I just came back from voting for DeBlasio nyah :P ;)

Vote NO to the Con Con and state land being reserved for man. Vote YES to take a pension away from an elected official whose crime is connected to the job.

Anonymous said...

No on the Con Con!

Giovanni said...

A protest vote against DeBlasio by writing in someones name who isn't on the ballot is one thing, but voting for Republican Malliotakis who supports the authoritarian kleptocrats in the White House is another. When your choices are between voting for a Mayor who is disappointing on many issues, but one who is fighting against the authoritarian state vs Malliotakis who will fully enable Trump to deport every undocumented immigrant in the city including Dreamers, strip away workers rights and destroy the environment, it’s not even a close call.

As for SIgh Vance, he needs to go becuase he is obviously in the pocket of the rich, so a write-in vote is a nice idea but the two candidates now asking for a write-in vote are late to the game. But its worth a try to depress Sigh’s numbers and deny him public support.

Sadly there aren’t many choices on the ballot besides the three ballot measures, but they might be even more important than you think.. Vote NO on the constitutional convention—it “sounds like a nice idea“ but it will be used by Upstate Repubblicans and lobbyists to take away power form NYC, take away social services and abortion rights, and turn New York into Alabama. Governor Cuomo is against it for the same reasons. and so are the unions and many civil liberties groups. Vote NO on the state land bank issue, its looks like a land grab, and YES on taking away pensions form corrupt convicted officials like Shelly Silver, who made enough money in bribes anyway.

Now go out and vote as many times as you can.

Anonymous said...

You are blaming the mayor, in effect, for 20 years of Giuliani's and Bloomberg's policies that he couldn't instantly reverse once he gained office. Sorry you and others have fallen for the incessant right-wing propaganda against him since day one. The real problem that's behind the anti-DeBlasio effort is he's too liberal.

Anonymous said...

There are other names on the ballot for Mayor other than the Dem and Rep. Personally, I went for Sal under Reform.

Anonymous said...

ABD! I support Gojira! Maybe I'll pencil it in.

Gojira said...

Who said I was voting for Maliotakis?!? My candidate this election season has been Sal Albanese from the get-go! So you can go nyah yourself!

Scuba Diva said...

Hello, Gojira:

That's two votes for Sal!