These are not just New York problems. Justifiably suspicious immigrants are spread out across the country, in cities, suburbs, and rural areas. Excluding them from the count has an impact on us all. Article 1, Section 2 of the Constitution mandates a complete enumeration of the people in order to determine how many congressional representatives each state gets. The immediate goal of an iffy Census is political, as my colleague Margaret Hartmann made clear: Undercounting immigrants and urban populations will give Republicans an edge in apportioning representatives and drawing electoral districts. … [Read more...] about New York City’s Demographer-in-Chief Is Worried About the 2020 Census
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As CNN has previously reported, there has been no evidence to date of fraudulent voting in the New York primaries, much less the kind of widespread voter fraud Trump has wrongly insisted is a common feature of mail-in voting. Rather, New York's counting has been slow because the state has had administrative problems -- ranging from insufficient staffing to outdated technology -- in trying to count a much larger than usual number of absentee votes. … [Read more...] about Federal judge rules some absentee ballots must be counted in uncalled New York congressional primary race
Two years later, theory is reality. Something that would have sounded like a fever dream on that bright summer morning is happening next month: Donald Trump will be sworn in as president of the United States after running a campaign rooted in promises to crack down on immigration and deport millions of unauthorized immigrants. This raises the very real possibility of one of those “downsides” that de Blasio vaguely gestured at: If Trump chooses to pursue deportations in New York City, data from the IDNYC program will offer federal agents a very convenient list of names and addresses of unauthorized immigrants. … [Read more...] about What Happens to New York’s Municipal ID Card Under the Trump Administration?
Although crime has mostly remained at historic lows, residents still have said they don’t like the way Mayor Bill de Blasio deals with crime; a Quinnipiac University poll from last month revealed that 40 percent of voters approve of how he’s handled crime. Fifty-three percent of voters approve of how the NYPD is doing; however, only 35 percent and 40 percent of black and Hispanic voters, respectively, think the police are doing a good job. … [Read more...] about This Summer Was the Safest New York Has Seen in Decades, NYPD Says
For tomorrow, morning showers will transition to a steadier, heavier rain into the afternoon (esp. inland) — this is “Isaias” moving through — before coming to an end tomorrow evening. That said, a FLASH FLOOD WATCH has been issued and will go into effect as early as late tonight for parts of the area, and remain in effect until as late as early Wednesday morning for parts of the area. For the city, it will go into effect at 6 AM tomorrow and remain in effect until 6 AM Wednesday. … [Read more...] about New York Weather: CBS2’s 8/3 Monday Afternoon Forecast