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Our Friend in the Senate Lost by 4,000 Votes

Op-Ed: From 2015 through 2018, State Senator Jesse Hamilton represented Crown Heights and was attentive to our needs - condemning antisemitic attacks (unlike his successor), opposing BDS and the Iran Deal. He lost by 4,000 votes and there's a lesson to be learned from that. Full Story

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Informative!
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Informative!

I don’t really get how all the politics work – I don’t really understand what the two sides stand for and their differences but I appreciate that this article is written withought a mess of emotions. It is strictly an informative article whithout being negative, etc.

You don't have to "get" politics. Just VOTE!
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You don't have to "get" politics. Just VOTE!

That’s the main thing!

Exactly, voting is the main thing.
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Exactly, voting is the main thing.

There’s no excuse whatsoever for not voting.

Voting Important
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Voting Important

What is the Link to Register to Vote for NY?

Also how does someone go about changing their party from Republican to Democrat? Because most times the Democratic Nominee will win the general election for local NYC voting, so its important to change to be a registered democrat to vote for the better candidate in the Democratic Primary and can still vote for the Republican in the general election, how does someone go about changing their party from Republican to Democrat?

To change parties
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To change parties

Just register to vote again with the new party. You can go to borough hall to do it or wait for the next election and get a registration card then. But note it takes a while for the party change to take effect snd be reflected in the voter register

The link to register
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The link to register
Not everyone is a democrat
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Not everyone is a democrat

Repulicans could not vote in the democratic primary election so couldnt vote for jesse hamilton even though they wanted him. The whole country is turning very radically democratic so dont just blame those who didnt vote for jessee hamilton. If you want change vote republican to get rid of the radical democrats. I am a former democrat

But you can still register Democratic
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But you can still register Democratic

It is true that the Democrats, for the most part, no longer stand (if they ever did) for our values. The fact remains, though, that there are far more Democrats than Republicans in most districts of New York City, such that the winner of the Democratic primary for a particular position is usually also the winner of the general election. So even if (like me) your sympathies are more with the Republicans, it’s important to register as a Democrat, so that you can vote in the Democratic primaries.

That's wrong
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That's wrong

It’s wrong not to participate in the Democratic primaries.
See here for why it’s important to register as a Democrat even if you don’t vote like that in the general election:
https://collive.com/better-then-voting-in-general-elections/

I voted but not for Hamilton
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I voted but not for Hamilton

In order for the community to successfully elect a particular candidate we need better and more timely information as to whom to vote for.

You need to educate yourself
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You need to educate yourself

Don’t wait for others to inform you. That’s no excuse.

Everyone has an obligation to inform themselves
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Everyone has an obligation to inform themselves

There’s no excuse for not knowing who to vote for.

This is true
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This is true

But the point is that it’s not realistic for every yungerman to sit around and study politics and koch zich in the while thing, so there should be a few people who are in the know to inform us. With a bunch of young kids, when I have half an hour free id rather learn a sicha of the Rebbe or chazzer over the chassidishe parsha, not read about politics. Best would be like in the other kriezen where they tell project who to vote for and that’s it. The Rebbe did not reach us to be boki in politics.… Read more »

What a shame. Now we have someone worse.
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What a shame. Now we have someone worse.

People need to make real-world decisions.

I voted, but not for Hamilton
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I voted, but not for Hamilton

I wasn’t impressed with Hamilton and didn’t vote for him. In order to elect a particular candidate more effort must be made to inform the community in a timely matter as to why we should support a particular candidate.

You didn't vote for Hamilton? Now we have worse
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You didn't vote for Hamilton? Now we have worse

In the real world you have to make practical decisions. Not idealistic ones.

It was either Hamilton or someone worse
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It was either Hamilton or someone worse

And you chose someone worse.

Jesse Hamilton
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Jesse Hamilton

Jesse Hamilton was a great friend of the Jewish community, we really messed up with this one, and we also showed that if you stand up for the Jewish communities we won’t necessarily reward you with our votes, what a terrible message to send, hopefully we learned our lesson and we will go out and vote.

Indeed. Well put.
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Indeed. Well put.

We must show that we will all vote for elected officials that stand up for us.

Otherwise they won't stand up for us anymore
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Otherwise they won't stand up for us anymore

Which is very sad.

Last day to change parties is feb 14 2020
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Last day to change parties is feb 14 2020

Last date to change parties is feb 14 2020

Everyone please change
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Everyone please change

This way you could participate in who gets elected from our district.

Switching partys
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Switching partys

By this latest elections with Hamilton, part of the problem was that most Lubavitchers in ch were Not able to even vote for him because being a registered republican you cant vote in the democratic primary, What is the simplest way for All lubavitchers in ch to switch to the democratic party so we will be able to vote in future important elections like this?

The simplest way is to pick up a form
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The simplest way is to pick up a form

from the community council.

Or:
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Article
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Article

Can these links be added into this article (and all future voting articles)? For those wanting to Register to Vote and or change their voting party,

Thanks.

CH was gerrymandered
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CH was gerrymandered

I remember when the community voting boundaries were split to weaken the Jewish vote. We should also work on getting un-gerrymandered.

They did it because we weren't voting
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They did it because we weren't voting

So they figured that could gerrymander our district however they like and we won’t do anything about it. Sadly they were right until now.

But it’s time for change.

It was gerrymandered because we don't vote
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It was gerrymandered because we don't vote

So they think they could do what they want to us.
Let’s change that from now on.

Voting boundaries
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Voting boundaries

Yes you are correct, this is a Huge Problem, The 4 Local Elections that are split by area in NYC i think are for, City Council, Senate, State Assembly & District, I think these 4, Basically all these different elections have different voting boundaries maps for the voting, But the 1 thing all these different elections have in common is that Not even 1 of these elections boundaries has the entire area of the Lubavitch Residents of Crown Heights, Basically some maps switch voting districts/boundaries by Kingston, another by Eastern Parkway, Another i think by Empire, So even if we… Read more »

SLanted
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SLanted

The writer of this point seems to have two things slanted, in my opinion, in an inaccurate direction: 1. Pushing for a certain candidate. While there’s merit to encouraging everyone to vote, it’s ludicrous to foist your opinion on anyone else as for who to vote. Get educated, hope, trust, etc. but to each his own as far as determining who is the best candidate. And while if a large (majority or swing) amount of people all have the same ending opinion as to who to vote for, the chances of such person getting elected are larger, it’s not a… Read more »

To "SLanted"
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To "SLanted"

Most people in Crown Heights don’t vote at all.
Those who do vote usually do so in a bloc, we all want the candidate that’s best for us, and it’s usually not hard to see who that is.

It's very obvious who the better candidates are
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It's very obvious who the better candidates are

The writer as well as most other people who do actually vote know who the better candidates are. It’s not a big secret, and no one is foisted anything on anyone else.

!המעשה הוא העיקר
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!המעשה הוא העיקר

Everyone register and vote!

אהבת ישראל
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אהבת ישראל

If you don’t want to do it for yourself, do it for your family, friends, and community.

It's the right thing to do
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It's the right thing to do

No reason not to.

Election Results for Crown Heights
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Election Results for Crown Heights

Google “Crown Heights Jewish Voter” for detailed info on the voting numbers that can put Jessie back in.

Conservative Republican registered Democrat !!!
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Conservative Republican registered Democrat !!!

I’m a Conservative Republican at heart however I’m registered as a Democrat specifically so I’m able to vote in the Democratic primaries. This enables me to vote for solid democratic candidates in the democratic primaries, as needed !

Thank you
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Thank you

That’s the sensible thing to do.

You're a smart person
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You're a smart person

With common sense.

Eric Adams
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Eric Adams

Jesse hamilton is a Eric Adams pawn so eric adams is NOT our friend he removed rabbi goldstein in a very derogatory manner from his chairmanship and removed half the frum from the community board. What has Diana Richardson done bad for us?

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