Democrats work to expand their footprint
Chris Burdick is an NYS Assemblymember representing the 93rd District who co-sponsored a bill that will harm our District and the NYS. The bill moves to shift off-year local elections to coincide with national elections. The Assemblyman states that the change is needed to help address voter confusion and low turnout.
What is going on here is a blatant grab for power by the NYS Democratic Party. Local and Federal issues are not always aligned, and merging the two elections drowns out local issues. Conservatives have more representation outside of NYC, and by some ‘coincidence,’ NYC is excepted from this bill.
Each election needs to stand on its own. If Burdick was concerned about limiting confusion and promoting voter turnout, he would not have exempted NYC from the bill. Is Burdick representing the 93rd District or the NYC Progressive Party?
Gary Lipson – Assembly Candidate for the 93rd District
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