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Yang Files Preemptive Suit On NYC Absentee Ballots

The City reports: Andrew Yang’s supposedly defunct mayoral campaign served competitors papers in a preemptive lawsuit filed ahead of the city’s counting of ranked choice votes — charging on even after conceding the race Tuesday. Pre-emptive suits can preserve a campaign’s right to correct any errors in election returns so that a judge can step in if necessary. Going to …

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Adams Leads NYC Dem Mayoral Primary, Yang Concedes

The New York Post reports: Eric Adams commanded a formidable 10-point lead of the first-choice votes in New York City’s hotly contested Democratic mayoral primary Tuesday. Late returns showed the Brooklyn borough president well ahead of the pack — but it will be a couple of weeks before a winner can actually be declared. The first round of the Democratic …

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Adams Accuses Rivals Of Suppressing Black Voters

Politico reports: Leading mayoral candidate Eric Adams continued to suggest Monday that the alliance between rivals Kathryn Garcia and Andrew Yang is designed to suppress the vote of Black New Yorkers — obliquely referencing poll taxes that were once used to prevent Black voters from getting to the ballot box. On Saturday, Garcia and Yang teamed up for the frenetic …

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Adams Holds Lead In Final NYC Dem Mayoral Poll

New today from Ipsos Polling: In the race to be the next mayor of New York, a new Ipsos poll shows Eric Adams appears to be in the best position to win Tuesday’s Democratic primary. He has the advantage due to a combination of solid name recognition and strong marks on dealing with the most important issue in the minds …

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Eric Adams +6 Over Andrew Yang In NYC Mayoral Poll

NY1 reports: Eric Adams has surged to the front of the pack, overtaking Andrew Yang and building a six-point lead in the Democratic primary for mayor, according to the exclusive results of a new Spectrum News NY1/Ipsos poll. The poll found Adams leading the field with 22% support from likely Democratic voters, compared with 16% for Yang. Kathryn Garcia leapfrogged …

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Protesters Derail Yang’s Attempt To Troll De Blasio

The New York Daily News reports: It didn’t go according to plan. Instead of making fun of Mayor de Blasio outside his beloved YMCA in Park Slope, Brooklyn, Democratic candidate Andrew Yang was forced to ditch a crowd of rowdy protesters on Thursday morning. The gaggle of about eight demonstrators followed the mayoral candidate for more than a block down …

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Major Polling Outfits Are Ignoring NYC’s Mayoral Race

The New York Times reports: None of the three major public pollsters in the New York City region have done comprehensive surveys in the mayor’s race. And of those big three pollsters — Quinnipiac University Poll, Marist College Institute for Public Opinion and Siena College Research Institute — two have no intention of conducting any such polls before the June …

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NY Daily News Board Rips “Ridiculous” Andrew Yang

From the New York Daily News editorial board: Andrew Yang may be a quick study, but all the cramming he’s done since jumping into the mayor’s race can’t make up for years of inattention to New York politics and policies, best evidenced by the fact that he has never bothered to vote in a local election. The mayoralty is not …

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Yang Tanks In Mayoral Pitch To NYC LGBT Democrats

The New York Times reports: Andrew Yang, the former presidential candidate and leading contender for mayor of New York City, met with a prominent L.G.B.T. Democratic political organization on Wednesday to seek its endorsement. It did not go particularly well. In an interview with the Stonewall Democratic Club of New York City, Mr. Yang cited gay members of his staff …

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Andrew Yang Holds Lead In New York City Mayoral Poll

Spectrum News reports: For the past few months, Andrew Yang has been treated as the frontrunner in the mayor’s race by both the media and his fellow candidates, despite the fact there had been few reliable polls in the race. Now comes supporting evidence: our exclusive Spectrum News NY1/Ipsos poll, released Monday, shows Yang firmly in the lead. In one …

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Andrew Yang Leads Field In New York City Mayoral Poll

The New York Daily News reports: With just over 100 days to go before New York City’s mayoral primary, Andrew Yang continues to enjoy a significant lead over the competition. He had support from 32% of likely Democratic voters in a poll released Monday by Emerson College, PIX 11 and NewsNation. Yang was trailed by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, …

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Andrew Yang Tests COVID Positive, “Mild Symptoms”

Gothamist reports: Mayoral candidate Andrew Yang announced Tuesday that he had tested positive for COVID-19, forcing him to suspend what had been an active campaign schedule that took him across the five boroughs. In a press release, Yang revealed that he tested positive on Tuesday after taking a rapid test. He had tested negative as recently as the weekend. This …

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Andrew Yang Unveils Bid For NYC Mayor [VIDEO]

Spectrum’s NY1 reports: After weeks of weighing a candidacy, former presidential candidate Andrew Yang announced on Wednesday night that he is entering the race for mayor. Yang’s campaign released a video showing him in iconic locations across the five boroughs. He plays the piano near the Coney Island boardwalk, rides the subway near Yankee Stadium, watches a skateboarder, and then …

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Andrew Yang Formally Enters 2021 NYC Mayoral Race

The New York Daily News reports: He’s in. Andrew Yang, who rose to prominence during a longshot presidential run, is throwing his hat into next year’s mayoral race. The City Campaign Finance Board confirmed that Yang registered his campaign on Wednesday.  For months, city politicos have been speculating that Yang might jump into the race, which already boasts a crowded …

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Andrew Yang Advises NYC Leaders Of 2021 Mayoral Bid

The New York Times reports: Andrew Yang, the former tech executive who gained a national following as a Democratic presidential candidate, has been privately telling New York City leaders that he intends to run for mayor next year. Mr. Yang is not expected to announce his bid until next month, but with the Democratic primary less than seven months away, …

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Yang Scores High In Poll On NYC 2021 Mayoral Race

The New York Post reports: Tech entrepreneur and one-time Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang could shake up the crowded 2021 field to replace Mayor Bill de Blasio if he opts to jump in the race, according to a poll obtained by The Post. The survey also shows that Yang’s entry into the race would complicate city Comptroller Scott Stringer’s efforts …

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Appeals Court Affirms NY Dem Primary Must Happen

Albany’s ABC News affiliate reports: A federal appeals court has given a green light to New York state’s June 23 Democratic presidential primary. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday agreed with a lower court judge who ruled that the primary must include the contest over the state’s objections. Three appeals judges on Friday heard arguments but demonstrated …

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Yang Wins Suit To Reinstate NY Presidential Primary

NBC New York reports: The New York Democratic presidential primary must take place June 23 because canceling it would be unconstitutional, a judge ruled late Tuesday. The New York Democratic presidential primary must take place June 23 because canceling it would be unconstitutional and deprive withdrawn presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Andrew Yang of proper representation at the Democratic convention, …

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NY Defends Canceled Primary In Suit Brought By Yang

Politico reports: In a lawsuit brought by former presidential candidate Andrew Yang, a lawyer representing New York state argued on Monday that the cancellation of the state’s Democratic presidential primary did not harm candidates, like Yang, who are no longer seeking the party’s nomination. Assistant AG Matthew Conrad also said that forcing the state to hold the contest, which would …

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Yang Endorses Biden: The Math Is Prohibitive [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang endorsed Joe Biden live on CNN on Tuesday night, calling him “the right man for the job to help us not just defeat Donald Trump, but govern the country in the years ahead.” “I believe that Joe Biden will be the Democratic nominee and I’ve always said I’m going to support whoever …

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