With Steve Saland conceding defeat, Democrats now have a 33 seat majority in the State Senate. Ballot counting is still going on in SD-46. How long the power sharing agreement the GOP has with the IDC will last is questionable.
I have no idea how this will affect microstamping and other antigun legislation in the upper house: Skelos and Klein announce an “historic bipartisan partnership to continue the tremendous progress achieved over the past two years” — Legislative Gazette (@AlbanyLG) December 4, 2012 Sens Klein & Skelos will assume roles of “Conference Leader,” will have [...]
On the ongoing chaos in the State Senate: Libous “Would Love Very Much to See” a Senate Coalition – “Regardless of the outcome of a too-close-to-call race in the 46th Senate District, Sen. Thomas Libous said Republicans are still open to forming a “coalition government” with a breakaway caucus of Democrats …” View of ballots [...]
As of now, George Amedore holds the lead in the SD-46 recount. If it holds, Republicans will hold the State Senate 32-27-4. However, it appears likely there will be lawsuits: Sen. Mike Gianaris on @fud31 right now — Capital Tonight (@CapitalTonight) November 26, 2012 Gianaris stresses there are hundreds of objected to ballots that could [...]
It’s been almost two weeks since the election and control of the State Senate is still up in the air. With Simcha Felder choosing to caucus with the GOP, it’s now tied at 31-31 with one race to close to call. I suspect we won’t know who is running the show until the legislature returns [...]
Buzzfeed has an excellent article on why the GOP blew the election, “A New Republican Generation Gets Ready To Take Over.” NRA should take note of it as well because their “All In” campaign sucked ass.
Voter turnout was down in New York by 15% from 2008. Some of this can be attributed to Hurricane Sandy, but nationwide 14 million fewer people voted for president this time around so clearly it’s not just New York. The AnarchAngel offers some analysis. The bottom line is that people just did not bother to [...]