The Governor-elect is pleading with the Court of Appeals to speed up vote counts in three state senate races that will determine what party controls the body....Andrew Cuomo says a dysfunctional Senate is bad for the state.
The Senate is likely to end up 32-30 Republican, meaning another two years of everyone having to vote with leadership on every vote or else.
The scramble to drag out the process makes you wonder why we cannot just have people vote...count the votes and move one.
Instead we argue over who is eligible to vote after they vote....try to brow beat people into recanting their vote...tell everyone we want all the votes to count then do otherwise......
Surely somebody can just sit down and count the stacks of paper ballots in these three Senate districts....But that's not what the parlor game of politics in Albany calls for....So look for it all to drag on.
As for Mr. Cuomo begging the Court of Appeals to get the election resolved....Just doing that speaks volumes of the electoral system we have.
Cuomo: End chaos in Senate - Times Union