The Grinch Who Stole Democracy | CityandStateNY.com


City&State is here! Read “On Bloomberg,” by his aides.

See my column, “The Grinch Who Stole Democracy,” p. 45. http://issuu.com/cityandstate/docs/cs_121613_all

This Christmas, Santa Cuomo is leaving lumps of coal in the stockings of New Yorkers.

Santa Cuomo is dumping a pile of coal on downstate –mostly minority voters— New Yorkers with his refusal to call special elections in early 2014 to fill seven or more vacancies in the State Legislature. The state constitution invests him with the discretion to set special elections.

It’s unfathomable that Cuomo would deprive close to a million New York residents equal representation because he wants to exercise faux fiscal prudence.

Last month, Cuomo declared, “It’s a balance of the cost and the hardship of the election versus the community’s right to representation, but we don’t have any plans right now.”

About SquarePegDem

A former state legislator turned NY Post editorial board member, thought-leader, public affairs consultant and commentator, columnist and blogger. Michael has appeared on Al Jazeera America Tonight, NY1/Inside City Hall, FoxNews.com LIVE, YNN/Capital Tonight, The Brian Lehrer Show, The Fred Dicker Show, The Capitol Press Room, and The Daily Show. His op-eds have appeared in the NY Post, City and State, The Legislative Gazette, Bronx Times, The Troy Record, Buffalo News, and the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. To schedule speaking engagements, email MBenjamin9@optimum.net.
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