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Gazette Editorial

Cuomo should call special elections

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We’re told we live in a representative democracy. But that requires political representation, and right now more than 1.8 million New Yorkers, in 11 different legislative districts, don’t have any. For this they can thank Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has sole discretion to call special elections and shows no inclination to do so. Most of those seats are in the New York City area and are open for a variety of reasons, from resignation for ...

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