Turbulence shakes Democrats going into final debate of 2019

A deepening sense of volatility is settling over the Democratic Party's presidential primary election on the eve of the sixth and final debate of 2019. The seven candidates who remain are being forced to grapple with unprecedented distraction from Washington.

Unofficial results show NJ GOP picking up legislative seats

Republicans picked up at least two Assembly seats, as well as the Democratic-held Senate seat that opened after Jeff Van Drew went to Congress, according to unofficial results reported by New Jersey's Division of Elections.

Car service for BOE staff

Taxpayer dollars are being used to pay for car service for New York City Board of Elections staff on Election Day and on early voting days. Hundreds of cars are booked to get staff to and from polling sites in the five boroughs.

New Yorkers to vote on several ballot questions

Advocates supporting ranked-choice voting rallied on the steps of City Hall on Monday to urge New Yorkers to vote "Yes" on Ballot Question No. 1 on Tuesday. Common Cause New York Executive Director Susan Lerner said that ranked-choice voting will give New Yorkers a bigger voice and make elections fairer.

NYC ballot measures

Advocates supporting ranked-choice voting rallied on the steps of City Hall on Monday to urge New Yorkers to vote "Yes" on Ballot Question No. 1 on Tuesday. Common Cause New York Executive Director Susan Lerner said that ranked-choice voting will give New Yorkers a bigger voice and make elections fairer.

New ballot proposals for New York City

On Election Day, voters will be able to weigh in on a number of important ballot proposals, such as “ranked choice” voting, strengthening police accountability and authorizing a rainy day fund for the city’s budget.

1 person, 1 vote? Maybe not. NYC mulls ranked choice voting

New York City voters used to picking one candidate per race may soon be marking their ballots for up to five. A ballot measure in Tuesday's election would make the city the most populous place yet in the U.S. to adopt ranked-choice voting, an elections system in which voters mark down not only their first choice in a race, but also who they'd prefer to win if their top candidate doesn't make the cut.

Can big data analysis swing a political election? | What Is IT? The Big Idea Edition

As nearly everything in our lives transitions from the real to the digital world, the more those things can -- and are -- being tracked. Every like, tweet, search and swipe ours is a piece of that digital data mosaic that makes up our online life. But with that massive amount of information, companies, advertisers and now political campaigns are gaining a big advantage.