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Small businesses owned by people of color and women have struggled the most during COVID-19.
Many small businesses may not be able to survive another six months.
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A New York judge ruled that ballots without a postmark must also be counted.
Thousands of previously invalidated ballots in New York City now must be counted.
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New York officials are pushing an amendment to condense the redistricting schedule.
The proposed state constitutional amendment changes rules for voting on redistricting plans on top of various other provisions.
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Health Commissioner Oxiris Barbot and Mayor de Blasio on April 5, 2020.
She will be replaced by Dave Chokshi, who was a senior leader at New York City Health + Hospitals.
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Black Lives Matter protesters and NYPD officers have a confrontation near City Hall Park.
Rounding up the week’s political news
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Donald Trump returns to the White House on July 29, 2020.
The president claimed recent failures show absentee ballots are an ineffective and “fraudulent” way to conduct elections.
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Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney’s rematch against Suraj Patel was the closest race in which the incumbent won, with a near tie after election night.
More challengers ran against NY congressional Democrats, but only one won.
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Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.
President Donald Trump’s lawyers ask a federal judge to bar Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance from acquiring his taxes.
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Despite the surge in racist behavior targeting Asian people, the City Council entirely defunded a $1 million initiative to prevent hate crimes.
Anti-Asian attacks are up as New York City Council defunds hate crime prevention program.
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