Five things to watch on Election Day in New York and Colorado
Voters head to the polls in New York and Colorado on Tuesday to cast ballots in some high-stakes races that are not to be missed. From fresh clarity about the gun control debate to whittling down the possibilities of who will get the top job in America’s most populous city, here are the five biggest things to watch:
1. Will Colorado voters oust either, both, or neither of the Democrats facing a recall election? Colorado state Senate President John Morse and state Sen. Angela Giron face recall elections Tuesday in a campaign that has shaped up as referendum on gun laws. Both voted for new gun-control measures this year, setting the stage for the opposition to seek to remove them from power. Outside money has poured in, mostly on the anti-recall side. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I), one of the country’s most vocal gun control advocates, and the National Rifle Association, the nation’s largest gun rights group, have each spent six figures, telling you everything you need to know about what’s at stake in Colorado. The fundamentals (money, party tilt of the districts) favor the Democrats. But early voting turnout figures in Morse’s district, different rules for mail-in ballots and the general unpredictability of turnout in recall elections mean Republicans have a chance to shake things up.
2. Will Bill de Blasio avoid a runoff? The days when New York City Public
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