Election 2020

New Bill Would Speed Up Absentee Ballot Counting Process in N.Y.

Nov 12, 2020
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While voters in New York wait for absentee ballots to be counted to decide the final outcome in several competitive races across the state, a top Democrat in the state Legislature has introduced legislation that would speed up the process for future elections.

Conn. Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal
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Connecticut’s two U.S. senators, Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, say President-elect Joe Biden’s administration would be good for Connecticut. The Democrats say more federal aid would be directed to the state.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
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Governor Andrew Cuomo said he’d wait until after the general election before deciding how to close the state’s multi billion dollar budget gap, hoping that Democratic wins for President and U.S. Senate might lead to a larger federal relief package for blue states. Now that Election Day has come and gone, and with the most likely scenario a President Biden but a Republican led US Senate, the governor and the legislature will have to soon make some big decisions.


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When Nancy Goroff won her Democratic primary in July she had a bit more than $300,000 cash on hand. Her opponent Lee Zeldin had eight times that.

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With a number of U.S. Senate seats yet to be decided, Connecticut’s two U.S. senators — both Democrats — say cooperation across the aisle would be necessary to get anything done in the next Senate.