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Voting in Staten Island

Multilingual voting signs lined the walls and fence outside the P.S. 57 Hubert H. Humphrey school in Clifton, Staten Island to guide the voters to the ballot inside the school. The area around the school, sometimes referred to as “Little Liberia,” is a mix of several different ethnic communities but it mostly consists of people from […]

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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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Hurricane Sandy Aftermath

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, ordinary New Yorkers are stepping up to help those most affected by the storm. Michael Orr has the story of one group in Queens doing their part.

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