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Democratic Primary Is On In East Hampton

There will be a June primary for the East Hampton Town Board and East Hampton Town Trustees nominations, pitting three Democratic hopefuls against the 12 candidates endorsed by the East Hampton Town Democratic Party in February.

East Hampton GOP Hopes To Reverse Trend With New Slate

The East Hampton Town Republican Party knows it has an uphill fight to regain seats on, or control of, the East Hampton Town Board, but its three candidates this year hope their experience and deep ties to the local community will be enough to carry them into office.

Bragman Seeking Primary Bout With Van Scoyoc, East Hampton Republicans Enter The Fray

Bragman Seeking Primary Bout With Van Scoyoc, East Hampton Republicans Enter The Fray

East Hampton Democrats Will Not Endorse Bragman For Re-Election

East Hampton Town Councilman Jeffrey Bragman said on Wednesday that he will not be endorsed by the East Hampton Town Democratic Committee to be a candidate for re-election to a second term on the Town Board.

Southampton Democrats Announce Their Slate

Joining Mr. Schneiderman on the ticket for Town Board will be incumbent Tommy John Schiavoni of North Haven and Robin Long of Hampton Bays, an attorney with an office in Southampton.

Van Scoyoc. Burke-Gonzalez Say They Will Seek Third Terms On East Hampton Town Board

Van Scoyoc. Burke-Gonzalez Say They Will Seek Third Terms On East Hampton Town Board

Rules Change Will Pose Obstacle For Independence Party

Rules Change Will Pose Obstacle For Independence Party

Southampton Parties Screening Candidates For November Races

As local political parties complete the screening process for the November election, Southampton Town Democrats are already faced with replacing two incumbents who have decided to not seek reelection.

ANALYSIS: Lee Zeldin’s House Floor Speech On Election Was Deficient In Facts

U.S. Representative Lee Zeldin of Shirley joined a majority of his fellow House Republicans in a failed bid to reject Arizona’s and Pennsylvania’s electoral ballots for President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday, January 6. After rioters were removed from the Capitol Building and Congress’s work could resume, Mr. Zeldin made the case for his objections in a floor speech that was at times counter-factual and often lacking in context.

UPDATE: Zeldin Defends Objections In Wake Of Rioting; Predecessor Calls Stance ‘Perpetuation Of A...

Mr. Zeldin and two of New York’s six other Republican representatives were among the 121 members of the House, all Republicans, who voted to object to the acceptance of the Electoral College votes in favor of seating President-elect Joseph Biden.

Zeldin Still Not Acknowledging Biden Victory, Defends Trump Attacks On Election

U.S. Representative Lee Zeldin defended President Donald Trump’s attacks on the American electoral system this week while also joining with the president in refusing to recognize Joe Biden as the president-elect.

Election 2020 Saw Record-Setting Turnout In Suffolk; Even Split Of Support For Trump, Biden

Turnout for the 2020 election soared in Suffolk County and on the East End to the highest level in decades, with more than 75 percent of registered voters casting ballots, and more than 80 percent in some towns.

Kotz, Grimes Ride Huge Turnouts To Fire Commissioner Election Wins In Bridgehampton And Springs

Elizabeth Whelan Kotz and Peter Grimes were elected fire commissioners in the Bridgehampton and Springs fire districts, respectively, on Tuesday night — both on the back of almost unprecedentedly large turnout for such elections.

Two Vying For Bridgehampton Fire Commissioner Seat In Historic Race

Residents of the Bridgehampton Fire District will vote next Tuesday in a contested race for fire commissioner — a race that includes the department’s first female candidate for the position in the department’s 125-year history.

Sartain Wins Southampton Justice Seat; Zeldin, Palumbo Cement Victories

Southampton Town Justice Karen Sartain will retain her seat on the bench after the counting of absentee ballots lifted her past her Republican challenger, Patrick Gunn, in vote totals.

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