Election 2020

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Connecticut’s two U.S. senators, Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, support a move to change the state’s Constitution and allow for universal no-excuse absentee voting. They say they will lobby state lawmakers to get that done next year. 

N.Y. Congresswoman Kathleen Rice
J. Scott Applewhite / AP

Democratic U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice has defended her seat against Republican challenger Douglas Tuman for New York’s 4th Congressional seat in Nassau County, according to the Associated Press.

Conn. Rep. Eyes "Faithless Elector" Laws

Nov 5, 2020
Matt Lesser is Deputy Majority Leader of the state Senate.
Courtesy of Connecticut Democrats

In Connecticut, there is no penalty or process for cancelling an Electoral College vote if any of the seven electors go against the popular vote. That could be an issue if the tight presidential race hovers around the 270 electoral college votes required to win.

Long Island Congressman Tom Suozzi
Frank Eltman / AP

Democratic U.S. Representative Tom Suozzi has called for patience to allow for absentee ballots to be counted, as he trails behind his Republican challenger George Santos in a tight race for New York’s 3rd Congressional District.

N.Y. State Republican Chair Nick Langworthy
Karen DeWitt / New York State Public Radio

Election Day brought mixed results for Democrats and Republicans in New York’s congressional and legislative races. Republicans were quick to claim victory, but Democrats, who will remain in the majority no matter the outcomes of contested races, say the record number of absentee ballots need to be counted first, and it might take weeks.