It's the Albany way....Fred Dicker reports on a secret GOP plan to keep up court challenges in two close but likely losing efforts for upstate seats, thus denying Democrats an actual majority come January and allowing the Republicans to organize the upper house at least temporarily. That means perks.
It's another sad commentary on the obviation of election results through endless lawyering. It now appears Senator Stephen Saland has lost his Poughkeepsie seat by 1700 votes but the GOP is willing to keep up the court fights just to prevent the seating of the new senator. The other district in doubt is closer but experts do not think Republican George Amedore can prevail either.
The year began with most observers concluding the GOP would hold their majority, but voters seem to have forgotten the dismal Democratic majority of 2010 and Obama/Gillibrand coattails flipped the house.
Add to this the angling of the Independent Democratic Caucus and we head to New Year's with control very much in doubt.
Then there is Governor Cuomo, who seems content to watch a weak and wobbly Legislature bow to his will.
Albany is back.
Republicans aim to delay election results to get majority leader - NYPOST.com