June 2022 NY Primary guide: Polling hours, sites and candidates for state, local races

Syracuse, N.Y. -- The polls are open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. across New York for Tuesday’s primary elections. In Onondaga County, the ballots will be short. Democrats will chose among three people for both their candidate for governor and for lieutenant governor. Republican voters will pick among four people who want to be the GOP gubernatorial candidate. (See names below.)
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More than 1 million voters switch registration to GOP as suburbs break from Biden

More than one million U.S. voters have switched their party affiliation to the GOP over the past 12 months, painting a grim picture for Democrats in the 2022 midterms. The GOP is benefiting most in the suburbs of large and medium cities, where voters who supported President Joe Biden in 2020 are struggling with inflation and growing increasingly critical of Democratic social issues, according to an analysis from the Associated Press.
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More than 1 million voters switch to GOP in warning for Dems

WASHINGTON (AP) — A political shift is beginning to take hold across the U.S. as tens of thousands of suburban swing voters who helped fuel the Democratic Party’s gains in recent years are becoming Republicans. More than 1 million voters across 43 states have switched to the Republican...

Democrats are bankrolling ads promoting fringe Republican candidates. Here's why

As the midterm primary season rolls along, voters may have noticed a strange phenomenon of political advertising: Democrats paying for ads supporting Republican candidates. In multiple states – including Colorado and Illinois, which hold primaries on Tuesday – Democrats have been attempting to boost far-right Republicans, under the assumption that they would be easier to beat in a general election.

More than half of Americans oppose the Supreme Court ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade but a whopping 77% of Republicans support the decision that return abortion rights to the states, new poll reveals

Americans are split 16 percent on their support and opposition to the Supreme Court ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade, a new poll shows as the nation was thrown into discourse over the decision Friday. An NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll released Monday shows that 56 percent of Americans are opposed to...

Poll: Majority oppose Supreme Court's abortion ruling and worry about other rights

Abortion rights activists rally outside of the U.S. Supreme Court after the overturning of Roe Vs. Wade on Friday.MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images. Majorities of Americans say they disagree with the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, think it was politically motivated, are concerned the court will now reconsider rulings that protect other rights, and are more likely to vote for a candidate this fall who would restore the right to an abortion, according to the latest NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll.

Plan to Expand School Vouchers to All 1.1 Million Arizona Students Clears House

A proposal to let all 1.1 million Arizona students use taxpayer-funded vouchers to attend private school passed the Arizona House of Representatives Wednesday after two Republicans who had opposed previous efforts to expand the program changed their position.  The Empowerment Scholarship Account program, commonly referred to as ESAs, has been narrowly implemented since its creation […]

Daywatch: Roe is history. Are same-sex marriage and contraception rights in danger?

Illinois’ role as a haven of abortion care in the Midwest was magnified Friday when the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, a watershed decision that reverses nearly a half-century of federally protected reproductive freedoms. Illinois remains an oasis for those seeking the procedure, as abortion providers in many surrounding states prepare to shut down.

‘Roe Is On The Ballot’: Supreme Court’s Ruling On Abortion Rights Raises Stakes In Midterms

(CNN) — The fight over abortion moved to the forefront of this fall’s midterm elections on Friday, as Democrats urged voters to view November as their best hope to halt the erosion of reproductive rights set off by the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade and Republicans previewed new national and state-level efforts to limit abortion rights. “This fall, Roe is on the ballot,” President Joe Biden said in a speech from the White House on Friday, hours after the Supreme Court had overturned the landmark ruling. “Personal freedoms are on the ballot. The right to privacy, liberty, equality —...

In Michigan, abortion could come down to voters in November

In Michigan, the right to an abortion is teetering. Republicans who control the state legislature want to enforce a 1931 abortion ban that's still on the books. Democrats, including Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, have vowed not to let that happen. The Michigan Supreme Court. Whether or not abortion will remain legal...