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[VIDEO] Understanding the Electoral College

Ever wondered what all the numbers in the US Electoral system meant? 270? 538? Why swing states matter? The New York Torch explains it. Created by Christina Thorne Voice: Stephen Jiwanmall

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[VIDEO] Dominican Book Vendor Serves as Political Hub

Members of New York City’s Dominican community discuss politics on Dyckman Street in Manhattan. Reported by Mea Ashley Produced by Nia Phillips

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[VIDEO] What Brings Astoria to the Polls?

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[VIDEO] Subcontinental Discontent

Some organizations say the South Asian voice is underrepresented in the polls.  The groups have been working to mobilize this community through get out the vote efforts in Queens.  William Denselow reports. Edited and produced by Colleen McKown.

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[VIDEO] Bengali on the Ballot?

Charlotte Stafford, Bangladeshi Beat Reporter~ Produced by Christina Thorne~ Under the Federal Voting Rights Act, more than 5,000 Bengali speakers in Queens should have been able to cast their ballot in Bengali – or Bangla, as some natives call it. But ballot translations were not completed in time. The NYC Board of Elections has not […]

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[VIDEO] Indo-Caribbeans Prepare to Vote

Reporter: Stephen Jiwanmall, Trinidadian Beat Reporter

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[VIDEO] Sri Lankans on Immigration and the 2012 Election

Dhiya Kuriakose, Sri Lankan Beat Reporter~ Immigrants are an important part of the United States economy. Yet no political party has discussed immigrant issues this election. The Sri Lankan community told Dhiya Kuriakose what they thought should be done about immigration and why it should be an election issue. Edited & Produced by Jay Devineni

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[VIDEO] Africans in Central Harlem support Obama

Popular polls are showing that the race to the White House will go down the wire. For New York’s African population the support is more one-sided. Africans living in central Harlem are making it clear who has their support. Ntshepeng Motema has the story. Edited and produced by Shaukat Hamdani  

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Manal Abusamaha, Palestinian

Manal Abusamaha, 49, is voting for the first time as a U.S. citizen since she moved here from Palestine with her husband and son nearly 22 years ago. Despite being unable to vote until last year, Abusamaha says she has always been politically active. At Regina Pacis school in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, Abusamaha explains why today […]

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Zenia Martinez, Honduran

Zenia Martinez is a 28-year-old Honduran immigrant voting near her home in the Bronx at P.S. 119.

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