Recent Stories: Politics

Carissa Katz
November 10, 2016
Although a majority of Suffolk County broke for the Trump-Pence ticket at the polls on Tuesday, a closer look at district-by-district results shows that the Clinton-Kaine team came out on top in almost every one of the Election Districts between Tuckahoe and Montauk.

A close look at South Fork district-by-district election results for the 2016 presidential race shows that although a majority of Suffolk County broke for the Trump-Pence ticket at the polls on Tuesday, the Clinton-Kaine team came out on top in all but one of the 37 Election Districts between Tuckahoe and Mont

Christine Sampson
November 9, 2016
The atmosphere at LTV Studios in Wainscott, which the East Hampton Town Democrats rented Tuesday night for an election-watching celebration, was far from celebratory.

The atmosphere at LTV Studios in Wainscott, which the East Hampton Town Democrats rented Tuesday night for an election-watching celebration, was far from celebratory.

Star Staff
November 8, 2016
Tuesday is Election Day, and if you experience a problem at the poll, the office of New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman is standing by to help.

Tuesday is Election Day, and if you experience a problem at the poll, the office of New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman is standing by to help. 

Anyone with issues at a polling place on Election Day can call the attorney general's hotline at 800-771-7755 or email civil.rights@ag.ny.gov, while the polls are open between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m.

Christopher Walsh
November 8, 2016
Representative Lee Zeldin, a first-term Republican serving New York’s First Congressional District, has won re-election over former Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst.

With 455 of 473 districts reporting, Representative Lee Zeldin has apparently won a second term serving New York’s First Congressional District, easily defeating his challenger, former Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst.

Star Staff
October 28, 2016
The deadline to apply by mail for an absentee ballot is Tuesday at midnight.

The deadline to apply by mail for an absentee ballot is Tuesday at midnight. Registered voters who will be out of town on Nov. 8, Election Day, or who may have trouble getting to their polling stations, have been advised to vote absentee.

Taylor K. Vecsey
August 3, 2016
Gabby Giffords, the former Arizona congresswoman who survived an assassination attempt in 2011, will be in East Hampton this weekend for a fund-raiser for Americans for Responsible Solutions, which seeks to reduce gun violence.

Gabby Giffords, the former Arizona congresswoman who survived an assassination attempt in 2011, will be in East Hampton this weekend for a fund-raiser for Americans for Responsible Solutions, which seeks to reduce gun violence. 

Christopher Walsh
April 25, 2016
The East Hampton Democratic Town Committee voted on Wednesday to endorse David Calone as their preferred candidate to run for Congress against Representative Lee Zeldin.

The East Hampton Town Democratic Committee voted on Wednesday to endorse David Calone as its preferred candidate to run for Congress against Representative Lee Zeldin, recommending that Democrats vote for Mr. Calone in the June 28 primary in which he will face former Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst.

Star Staff
April 18, 2016
The polls for New York’s presidential primary on Tuesday will be open here from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The polls for New York’s presidential primary on Tuesday will be open here from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Christopher Walsh
April 14, 2016
The East Hampton Town Democratic Committee and the East End New Leaders will host an open forum on Tuesday’s Democratic presidential primary and the Nov. 8 presidential election tomorrow at 6 p.m. at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Amagansett.

The East Hampton Town Democratic Committee and the East End New Leaders will host an open forum on Tuesday’s Democratic presidential primary and the Nov. 8 presidential election tomorrow at 6 p.m. at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Amagansett.

Christopher Walsh
April 14, 2016
Reg Cornelia, an 18-year member of the East Hampton Republican Committee and its vice chairman since 2014, was elected to lead the committee on Wednesday night, prevailing over Amos Goodman, a recent, unsuccessful candidate for the Suffolk County Legislature.

Reg Cornelia, an 18-year member of the East Hampton Republican Committee and its vice chairman since 2014, was elected to lead the committee on Wednesday night, prevailing over Amos Goodman, a recent, unsuccessful candidate for the Suffolk County Legislature.

Taylor K. Vecsey
March 29, 2016

New York Representative Lee Zeldin, a Republican, has confidence that Donald Trump would come out a winner over Hillary Clinton in the First Congressional District if that's the way the presidential nominations go, according to a report from Roll Call, a newspaper that reports on Capitol Hill, on Tuesday. 

Star Staff
February 25, 2016
The Long Island Environmental Voters Forum has endorsed David Calone, a businessman and former chairman of the Suffolk County Planning Commission, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for New York’s First Congressional District. The party’s nominee will oppose Representative Lee Zeldin, the Republican incumbent, who will seek a second term.

The Long Island Environmental Voters Forum has endorsed David Calone, a businessman and former chairman of the Suffolk County Planning Commission,  who is seeking the Democratic nomination for New York’s First Congressional District. The party’s nominee will oppose Representative Lee Zeldin, the Republican incumbent, who will seek a second term. 

Taylor K. Vecsey
January 26, 2016
Julie Lofstad has won a seat on the Southampton Town Board in a special election held Tuesday, giving Supervisor Jay Schneiderman the Democratic majority on the board.

Julie Lofstad has won a seat on the Southampton Town Board in a special election held Tuesday, giving Supervisor Jay Schneiderman the Democratic majority on the board.

Christopher Walsh
January 26, 2016
Registered Democrats who hope to see Senator Bernie Sanders on the ballot in New York State's April 19 presidential primary have been asked sign two petitions at Canio's Books in Sag Harbor before 5 p.m. on Tuesday.

Registered Democrats who hope to see Senator Bernie Sanders on the ballot in New York State's April 19 presidential primary have been asked to sign two petitions at Canio's Books in Sag Harbor before 5 p.m. on Tuesday.

Taylor K. Vecsey
January 21, 2016
The time has arrived for Southampton Town voters to select a new member of the town board, and make it whole again after the abrupt departure of Brad Bender, who resigned amid drug charges in late November.

The time has arrived for Southampton Town voters to select a new member of the town board, and make it whole again after the abrupt departure of Brad Bender, who resigned amid drug charges in late November.

Taylor K. Vecsey
January 14, 2016
With the special election for South­ampton Town Board less than two weeks away, voters will have a chance to learn more about where the candidates stand on important issues come Saturday.

With the special election for South­ampton Town Board less than two weeks away, voters will have a chance to learn more about where the candidates stand on important issues come Saturday. Conversations with Richard Yastrzemski, a Republican, and Julie Lofstad, a Democrat, will be held at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill at 1 p.m.

Carissa Katz
December 31, 2015
As East Hampton Town’s re-elected supervisor and town board members prepare to be sworn in next week for new terms, the book is mostly closed on the 2015 election season here — the most expensive one in the town’s history.

As East Hampton Town’s re-elected supervisor and town board members prepare to be sworn in next week for new terms, the book is mostly closed on the 2015 election season here — the most expensive one in the town’s history.

Taylor K. Vecsey
December 22, 2015

The first of the campaign materials have been mailed as the candidates gear up for the special Southampton Town election next month to find a replacement for Brad Bender, a councilman who resigned amid drug charges. 

Taylor K. Vecsey
December 10, 2015

In a fast turnaround, the two major parties have selected candidates for the upcoming special election in the Town of Southampton to fill the vacancy left by Brad Bender, who resigned late last month after pleading guilty to a drug-related charge.

Christopher Walsh
November 20, 2015
An unofficial recount of the votes for East Hampton Town trustee, including absentee ballots, has shifted that body's expected majority even more in the Democrats' favor, from the 5-4 expected on election night, to 6-3.

An unofficial recount of the votes for East Hampton Town trustee, including absentee ballots, has shifted that body's expected majority even more in the Democrats' favor.

Christine Sampson
November 5, 2015
Bridget Fleming’s victory on Election Day felt “overwhelming,” the South Fork’s newly elected Suffolk County legislator said yesterday, after about 60 percent of the ballots were counted in her favor.

Bridget Fleming’s victory on Election Day felt “overwhelming,” the South Fork’s newly elected Suffolk County legislator said yesterday, after about 60 percent of the ballots were counted in her favor.

Taylor K. Vecsey
November 4, 2015
Jay Schneiderman, an outgoing Suffolk County Legislator and a former East Hampton Town supervisor, will be the next Southampton Town Supervisor.

Jay Schneiderman, an outgoing Suffolk County Legislator and a former East Hampton Town supervisor, has been elected the next Southampton Town supervisor. 

David E. Rattray
November 3, 2015
East Hampton Democrats' strong showing in the Tuesday election carried over to the town trustees contest.

East Hampton Democrats' strong showing in the Tuesday election carried over to the town trustees contest. Unofficial results posted around 10:35 p.m. showed what would be a 5-to-4 Democratic majority.

Taylor K. Vecsey
November 3, 2015
Bridget Fleming received nearly 60 percent of the vote over political newcomer Amos Goodman.

Bridget Fleming is headed to Hauppauge.