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New York State Has Eleven Vacant State Legislative Seats, but No Special Elections are Planned — No Comments

  1. Special elections in recent years in New York have been a way to ‘grease the path’ for party-favored candidates in general elections. For example, a sitting assemblyman or state senator will leave office soon after his/her re-election and the governor will then order a special election. Then the winner gets to claim incumbency when running in his/her first general election contest. Apparently, something has changed.

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