Cuomo wins 3rd term, Delgado over Faso, Letitia James is next A.G., Dems gain control of NYS Senate, Stefanik holds on to 21st District, voter turnout high in Capital Region

Voter turnout
Heavy voter turnout was reported on Tuesday across the Capital Region. [TU][WNYT]

You can find more results here. [AOA]

3rd term for Cuomo
In a victory speech in midtown Manhattan on Tuesday, Andrew Cuomo told a group of supporters "New York is not buying what President Trump is selling," [NYT]

NYS Senate goes blue
Democrats seized control of the New York State Senate on Tuesday, for the third time in 50 years. [NYT]


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Letitia James next NY Attorney General
Letitia James easily won the race for New York Attorney General. In a victory speech on Tuesday, James had a message for Donald Trump: "He should know that we here in New York -- and I, in particular -- we are not scared of you. And as the next attorney general of his home state, I will be shining a bright light into every dark corner of his real estate dealings, and every dealing, demanding truthfulness at every turn. He should know that we here in New York -- and I, in particular -- we are not scared of you." [NYT]

Delgado wins 19th
Antonio Delgado won a fierce battle against Republican John Faso for the 19th Congressional District. [TU]

Stefanik holds 21st
Elise Stefanik held on to her 21st District seat, leading challenger Tedra Cobb with 56 percent of the vote to Cobb's 41 percent. [Spectrum]

Rensselaer County DA
Mary Pat Donnelly defeated incumbent Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel Abelove by a vote of 31,544 to 25,733.[Record]

Paul Tonko easily won his sixth term in Congress on Tuesday. [Gazette]

Voters are sending Kirsten Gillibrand back to the Senate for her second six year term. [Gazette]

Saratoga charter
By a two to one margin, Saratoga Springs residents voted down two ballot amendments on the city's charter that would have expanded the city council from 5 to 7 members and would have given the city council more authority over appointments currently handled by commissioners. [Gazette]

Niskayuna lockdown
Niskayuna students and parents share stories of Monday's lockdown. [TU]

Albany's Common Council has approved the purchase of new streetlights from National Grid, but is now wrestling with borrowing the $29.3 million to pay for the new, more efficient lighting. [TU]

Moratorium on linking teacher evaluations to test scores
The NYS Board of Regents will be extending the moratorium on linking teacher evaluations to statewide math and English test scores for a year. [TU]

Albany man convicted of rape
An Albany jury convicted a city man of kidnapping and raping a woman he found unconscious in a vehicle. [CBS 6]

Missing East Greenbush man
Police are searching for a 64-year-old man who was last seen on Monday at his home in East Greenbush.[TU]

Vandalism blamed on politics
The Chairman of the Rensselaer County legislature is alleging that paint splashed on two of his vehicles earlier this week was an act of vandalism by a supporter of Democrats. [TU]

The Handbook of Golf History
A Siena College professor and the co-captain of the women's golf team have written a compendium of historical stories about the game. [TU]

The Voice
Queensbury native Delaney Silvernell will compete on Monday's episode of The Voice. [WNYT]
Stuff going on today

Arts and sciences

Free speech
Skidmore has a series of events this week centered on the topic of free speech. Among them:
+ Wednesday: Scott Jaschik, "Free Speech Contradictions: Why the Debate on Free Expression on Campus is Important, and Why it is so Misunderstood."

Kristallnacht commemoration
Wednesday: Holocaust survivor Marcel Zielinski will be at Union to talk about his story and commemorate Kristallnacht. Zielinski is now 84, a retired engineer, an avid cyclist. "Marcel frequently shares his story of hope and survival in the face of hatred and merciless evil. He says, 'if we aren't going to repeat it, we have to remember it. It is so important to educate and bear witness to a new generation.'" Wednesday 6:30 pm, Reamer Campus Center Auditorium -- free

Screenprint Biennial
The 2018 Screenprint Biennial is now on display at the Opalka Gallery on the Sage Albany campus. On display through December 14.

Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region
The 2018 Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region exhibit is on display at the University Art Museum on the uptown UAlbany campus. On display through December 8.


Silent film
+ Wednesday and Friday: Proctors will be screening The Great Buster, a Peter Bogdanovich-
directed documentary about Buster Keaton. Wednesday and Friday various times -- $9 / $6 students, seniors, kids

Startup Tech Valley

Wednesday: The Startup Tech Valley series is back at Revolution Hall in Troy. And handful of startups will be showing off what they have going on. Wednesday 5:30 pm -- free (registration requested)


Wednesday: GWAR at Upstate Concert Hall
With: Miss May I, American Sharks. 8 pm -- $20 ahead / $22 day of

Wednesday: Andy Frasco & The U.N. at The Hollow
Blues rock. With: Wild Adriatic. 8 pm -- $15 ahead / $18 day of

Wednesday: Zoltán Fejérvári Union College Memorial Chapel
Hungarian classical pianist. 7:30 pm -- $30

Wednesday: Hamell on Trial at The Low Beat
Starting a November residency. 7 pm


The University Club of Albany Foundation is pleased to present a five-part series of talks on Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America with author and historian Giacomo Calabria beginning Wednesday, November 7.

The talks will take place at the University Club (141 Washington Avenue Albany, NY 12210) from 6:00-7:30 p.m. on consecutive Wednesdays, with a cash bar and light fare available at 5:30 p.m. The series is co-sponsored by Humanities New York.
The program will run as follows:

November 7: Introduction: Alexis de Tocqueville & Democracy in America (Volume I)
November 14: Influence of Democracy on the Action of Intellect in the U.S. (Volume II, Section 1)
Thanksgiving Week: No Session
November 28: Influence of Democracy on the Feelings of Americans (Volume II, Section 2)
December 5: Influence of Democracy on Manners Properly so Called (Volume II, Section 3)
December 12: Influence of Dem

Reassuring to learn that the incoming AG has announced plans to use the office to settle political scores. In the words of Lavrenty Beria, "Show me the man, I'll find you the crime."

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