The Senate's Democratic majority issued a statement in which leaders said they were confident of winning both special election seats Tuesday. Shelley Mayer, a Democratic Assembly member, faces former Rye City Coucil member Julie Killian for the Senate seat. With almost 90 percent of the precincts reporting late Tuesday, Mayer was ahead by 16 percentage points.
The New York state Senate will remain in Republican hands for now. But Republicans will stay in charge through the end of the legislative session in June because of an alliance with Democratic Sen.
A report at The New York Times found Republicans losing a similar amount of ground in popular support in other key states Trump won in 2016, including Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, and Pennsylvania.
Dani Lever, a spokeswoman for Gov. Cuomo, said that "the governor's position is clear: the Democrats must unify to take back the majority". Democratic Assemb. Luis Sepulveda, Republican Patrick Delices and Reform Party candidate Pamela Stewart-Martinez are vying for the seat.
Depending on the outcome of Tuesday's special election, the Republicans could be forced to govern with a razor-thin majority, which has proven hard.
World Malaria Day being observed today
The neighbouring Dak Lak and Dak Nong reported 89 and 78 cases, representing 1.6-fold and 0.3-fold increases, respectively. The statement said the commitments made would be vital for re-energizing the global community's fight to end malaria.
"The voters have spoken, and we again have 32 Democrats in the state Senate", said Sen.
Brooklyn Sen. Simcha (SIHM'-kuh) Felder has long sat with Senate Republicans, to the frustration of members of his own party.
Wins Tuesday by the democrats in a hotly contested race in Westchester County, and another the Bronx, would give the party a numerical majority in the state senate. Republicans have created Senate rules that require 38 votes to change the chamber's leadership, a rule Sen.
If the Democrats take the Senate, they would then control the Assembly and the executive chamber, making an unbalanced legislature, according to Republican Senator Jim Tedisco (R-Glenville). Polls opened at 6 a.m. and will close at 9 p.m. These were the first state elections in NY since actress and activist Cynthia Nixon announced a primary challenge to Democratic Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, and the first since Cuomo brokered the end of the Independent Democratic Conference, a breakaway group that caucused with Republicans to give them a large Senate majority. Felder, of Brooklyn, faces a Democratic primary in the fall in his conservative district, where he has strong Democratic and Republican support.
Democrats already control the Assembly and hold the offices of governor, attorney general and comptroller.