Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Weiner Lost! Spitzer Lost! Hynes Lost! De Blasio Won!: Everything You Need to Know About New York's Primary Elections You Can Learn From Twitter

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The Republicans Had a Primary Too

Now, sure, when I went to vote, the guy showing me how to use the machine (which, RIP Soviet-era lever voting machines...I remember helping my mom pull the big red handle when she voted for Dinkins) asked almost as an afterthought, "You're a Democrat, right?" before smiling and saying, "Seems like everyone is today." But, in fact, there are some New York City Republicans (many, MANY of whom live in Bay Ridge) and they voted in the primaries too. And they voted for the much more sane candidate, so good for New York Republicans! And so long Catsimitidis. You made for good headlines, and you look like a Dick Tracy villain, but you're guilty of electioneering and are a pretty awful person.

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Kristin Iversen is the Managing Editor at Brooklyn Magazine and the L Magazine. She has been described as "a hipster buzzword made flesh." This seems pretty accurate.

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