Many people think that Governor Andrew Cuomo is abusing his power and unevenly applying rules that exceed his authority in the first place. How has this happened?
Back in March, the New York State Senate and Assembly gave Cuomo “unlimited emergency powers” allowing him to “suspend [specific provisions of] any statute, local law, ordinance, or orders, rules or regulations, of any agency” with the stroke of a pen.
His sending COVID patients to nursing homes (causing many deaths), and his harassment of Jewish schools and businesses are just some of the outcomes (Read more here).
Although he misused this unprecedented power, the state legislature still hasn’t removed it from him. These are the same lawmakers who passed so-called “Bail Reform” which has sent many criminals right back to the streets to commit more crimes.
This Tuesday (in addition to the crucially important presidential election) those state legislators will be on the ballot. Will you vote to defeat them? If not, don’t complain about what Governor Cuomo is doing.
Click here to see exactly which candidates will be on your ballot.
An important but often overlooked benefit of voting is that even when you fail to defeat a certain politician if they see big voting numbers from a certain community, they will think twice before alienating them so as not to lose their vote. Obviously, if said community does not vote in any significant way the politician will feel free to do whatever they wish with little consequence.
A noteworthy afterthought: in a year from now there will be city-wide elections for Mayor and the City Council. Are you upset at any of those officeholders? Once again, the ballot box is your recourse.
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