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New York State Political News
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Vol. 20, No. 182
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New York Governor

  1. NY lawmakers propose law to prevent Trump from avoiding prosecution - New York Post, (Nick Langworthy), September 14, 2020
  2. Governor Cuomo Announces $9 Million Awarded as Part of New York's Historic Workforce Development Initiative -, (Andrew Cuomo), September 14, 2020
  3. Governor Cuomo Announces State Historic Preservation Board Recommends 18 Nominations for State and National Registers of Historic Places -, (Andrew Cuomo), September 14, 2020
  4. Governor Cuomo Announces Canadian Firm Li-Cycle to Build $175 Million Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Hub in Monroe County -, (Andrew Cuomo), September 14, 2020
  5. Andrew Cuomo's Parole Board keeps setting monsters free - New York Post, (Andrew Cuomo), September 14, 2020
  6. Paul Rudd Says Masks Are “Totally Beast” In Millennial-Focused Coronavirus PSA For New York State - Deadline, (Andrew Cuomo), September 14, 2020
US Senate

  1. Jon Stewart, Kirsten Gillibrand and others push a bill to help veterans affected by toxic burn pits. - The New York Times, (Kirsten Gillibrand), September 14, 2020
  2. Schumer, Gillibrand seek answers from postmaster general | News - Olean Times Herald, (Kirsten Gillibrand), September 14, 2020
  3. 'Vote Democrat to legalize it', Sen. Chuck Schumer tells Leafly - Leafly, (Chuck Schumer), September 14, 2020
  4. Chuck Schumer and Jerry Seinfeld want federal help to save entertainment venues in NYC - Fox Business, (Chuck Schumer), September 14, 2020
  5. Senators push for better service from the post office - Times Union, (Chuck Schumer), September 14, 2020
New York Attorney General

  1. NY AG says explanation for Trusted Traveler ban error 'implausible' - Buffalo News, (Letitia James), September 14, 2020
  2. New York AG finds student loan company Transworld Systems misled borrowers - Alton Telegraph, (Letitia James), September 14, 2020
  3. AG James wins lawsuit against Trump over counting immigrants on the census - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, (Letitia James), September 14, 2020
  4. We're Still Waiting for Answers from the New York Attorney General Six Months After Police Killed My Brother - Gotham Gazette, (Letitia James), September 14, 2020
  5. NY Attorney General stops one of largest U.S. debt collectors from unlawful practices against students - WWTI -, (Letitia James), September 14, 2020
New York Comptroller

  1. Following Divestment Success in Ithaca, Cornellians Look Statewide - Cornell University The Cornell Daily Sun, (Tom DiNapoli), September 14, 2020
New York City Mayor

  1. Major landlord tells Mayor de Blasio lead by example, bring back own staff - New York Post, (Bill de Blasio), September 14, 2020
  2. Protesters march to NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio's Gracie Mansion and demand he resign over homelessness - Daily Mail, (Bill de Blasio), September 14, 2020
  3. New York Businesses Ask De Blasio to Take Action on Crime - NTD, (Bill de Blasio), September 14, 2020
  4. These Families Feel Forgotten as N.Y.C. Pushes to Open Schools - The New York Times, (Bill de Blasio), September 14, 2020
1st Congressional District (Zeldin)

  1. Lee Zeldin, one of the 2 Jewish Republicans in Congress, is in a dead heat in his House race - Heritage Florida Jewish News, (Nancy Goroff), September 14, 2020
  2. Montauk Voter Guide: NY Primary Election 2020 | Montauk, NY -, (Nancy Goroff), September 14, 2020
2nd Congressional District (King)

  1. Lidl to Open Second Wave of Long Island Stores - And Now U Know, (Andrew Garbarino), September 14, 2020
  2. Retiring GOP stalwart Peter King's House district now a toss-up - msnNOW, (Jackie Gordon), September 14, 2020
11th Congressional District (Rose)

  1. New York Rep. accuses fellow Democrats of being ‘intellectual elitists’ who ‘scoff’ at quality-of-life issues - Fox News, (Nicole Malliotakis), September 14, 2020
  2. Around Brooklyn: Rose wants more social security offices - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, (Nicole Malliotakis), September 14, 2020
  3. New York Rep. Max Rose is ashamed that Bill de Blasio is a Democrat and tells him to 'stop playing politics' - Yahoo News, (Max Rose), September 14, 2020
  4. Rep. Max Rose on stalled COVID stimulus relief: There is a deal to be made - Yahoo! Voices, (Max Rose), September 14, 2020
  5. Rose to Congressional Leadership: Failing on Funding Cannot be an Option, Congressman Max Rose - New York, 11th (D), September 14, 2020
  6. Malliotakis alleges ‘slander’ in Rep. Rose’s campaign material; Rose fires back -, (Max Rose; Nicole Malliotakis), September 14, 2020
  7. Joyce’s Tavern sues Cuomo and de Blasio -- then gets liquor license pulled during 9/11 fundraiser -, (Max Rose), September 14, 2020
  8. Violent memes and messages surging on far-left social media, a new report finds - The Washington Post, (Max Rose), September 14, 2020
  9. Absence of Coronavirus-Aid Deal Prompts Blame Game in Washington - The Wall Street Journal, (Max Rose), September 14, 2020
16th Congressional District (Engel)

  1. Can young progressives actually change America? - The Diamondback, (Jamaal Bowman), September 14, 2020
  2. The Congressional Black Caucus: Necessary but Not Sufficient - The American Prospect, (Eliot Engel; Jamaal Bowman), September 14, 2020
  3. Black progressives denounce claims they want Wall Street insiders in Biden cabinet - Salon, (Eliot Engel; Jamaal Bowman), September 14, 2020
17th Congressional District (Lowey)

  1. House Democrats demand IG probe of Pompeo's widely denounced RNC speech from Jerusalem - Yahoo News, (Nita Lowey), September 14, 2020
18th Congressional District (Maloney)

  1. Maloney Urges Hudson Valley to Return 2020 Census Before September 30 Deadline, Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney - New York, 18th (D), September 14, 2020
21st Congressional District (Stefanik)

  1. Amid Chronic Problems Throughout New York State, Stefanik Successfully Requests Trump Administration Deploys Task Force Strike Team To Assist Upstate Nursing Home Battling COVID-19, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik - New York, 21st (R), September 14, 2020
  2. Stefanik Congratulates Fort Drum on Receiving DOD Commander in Chief Award, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik - New York, 21st (R), September 14, 2020
  3. Stefanik Introduces INTEL at Our Borders Act, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik - New York, 21st (R), September 14, 2020
  4. Fact-checking ads by Cobb, Stefanik - The Post-Star, (Tedra Cobb), September 14, 2020
  5. Cobb calls on Stefanik to resign from Trump’s New York campaign - Adirondack Daily Enterprise, (Elise Stefanik; Tedra Cobb), September 14, 2020
  6. Cobb campaign stops in Watertown, challenges Stefanik’s support of the military - WWNY-TV, (Elise Stefanik; Tedra Cobb), September 14, 2020
  7. Stefanik, in Thursday Saratoga County Fairgrounds appearance, defends Trump COVID response - The Daily Gazette, (Elise Stefanik), September 14, 2020
22nd Congressional District (Brindisi)

  1. Stefanik's PAC Seeks to Boost Tenney in NY-22 - Spectrum News, (Claudia Tenney), September 14, 2020
  2. NY-22: Brindisi, Tenney on police reform, Spectrum, more - The Times Telegram, (Claudia Tenney), September 14, 2020
  3. NYPD sergeants union endorses Tenney for Congress - News - Utica Observer Dispatch, (Claudia Tenney), September 14, 2020
  4. A looming milestone: $1B in dark money spending - Politico, (Claudia Tenney), September 14, 2020
24th Congressional District (Katko)

  1. Rep. Katko Announces Over $300K in DOJ Funding to Improve School Safety in Wayne County, Congressman John Katko - New York, 24th (R), September 14, 2020
  2. House lawmakers push digital identity verification - GCN, (John Katko), September 14, 2020
  3. Bipartisan House Bill Targets Improving Digital Identity Verification - Nextgov, (John Katko), September 14, 2020
  4. In new ads, Democratic group criticizes John Katko for endorsing Trump, votes in Congress - Auburn Citizen, (Dana Balter), September 14, 2020
25th Congressional District (Morelle)

  1. Local leaders request federal investigation into police response at Daniel Prude protests - WXXI News, (Joe Morelle), September 14, 2020
  2. Governor Cuomo Announces Round 3 Winners of Luminate NY Accelerator Competition in Rochester -, (Joe Morelle), September 14, 2020
NY Senate: District 9 - Kaminsky/Skelos Seat

  1. Downstate outages spur boatload of bills | News, Sports, Jobs - Evening Observer, (Todd Kaminsky), September 14, 2020

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Incumbents in Congress

  1. Rep. Maloney, Select Subcommittee Launch Investigation Into Political Interference in CDC Scientific Reports on Coronavirus, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney - New York, 12th (D), September 14, 2020
  2. Higgins & Kulpa Say Without New Federal Relief Local Municipal Budgets Face Steep Challenges, Congressman Brian Higgins - New York, 26th (D), September 14, 2020
  3. In Committee Hearing, Higgins Says Slow, Sloppy & Adversarial U.S. Pandemic Response to Blame for Northern Border Closure, Congressman Brian Higgins - New York, 26th (D), September 14, 2020
  4. ICYMI: Congressman Suozzi Pens Letter to the Editor of the New York Times in Defense of Restoring the SALT Deduction, Congressman Tom Suozzi - New York, 3rd (D), September 14, 2020
Incumbents NY State - Press Releases

  1. Attorney General James Helps Secure Victory for Asylum Seekers, Court Rules Chad Wolf is Unlawfully Serving as Acting Secretary of Homeland Security, Attorney General: New York, September 14, 2020
  2. Attorney General James Files Lawsuit Challenging Trump Administration on Weakening Climate Change Protections Yet Again, Attorney General: New York, September 14, 2020
  3. Attorney General James Stops Debt Collection Company from Unlawful Practices Harming Thousands of Student Borrowers, Attorney General: New York, September 14, 2020
NY State Senate

  1. One Vanderbilt Avenue opens up in Midtown despite city’s pandemic woes - amNY, (NY Senate: Liz Krueger (D) - Manhattan), September 14, 2020
  2. NY lawmakers discuss proposed antitrust legislation during virtual hearing - WETM -, (NY Senate: Mike Gianaris (D) - Astoria), September 14, 2020
  3. New York Bill Challenges Presidential Immunity - Spectrum News, (NY Senate: Mike Gianaris (D) - Astoria), September 14, 2020

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U. S. Senate (Murphy)

  1. Blumenthal: ‘We need to step up’ to held floundering theaters amid pandemic - New Haven Register, (Richard Blumenthal), September 14, 2020
  2. Oracle wins bid to purchase TikTok: reports | TheHill - The Hill, (Richard Blumenthal), September 14, 2020
  3. Senators demand Jeff Bezos to stop selling fire hazard AmazonBasics products - USA Herald, (Richard Blumenthal), September 14, 2020
  4. 'Stay tuned': Ron Johnson poised to release interim report on Biden investigation - Washington Examiner, (Christopher Murphy), September 14, 2020
  5. Democrats Aren't Entitled to the Latino Vote - Jacobin magazine, (Christopher Murphy), September 14, 2020
  6. Trump Is Aiding And Abetting Foreign Election Interference - Rantt Media, (Christopher Murphy), September 14, 2020

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Voting Issues

  1. Why do voting machines break on Election Day? - Mic, (Voting Machines), September 14, 2020
  2. Voting 'super centers' promise social distancing and efficiency, but prepare for lines -, (Voting Machines), September 14, 2020
  3. Reynolds-Jackson Wary of Potential Voter Intimidation - InsiderNJ, (Voter Intimidation), September 14, 2020



Election Law Blog

  1. “Democrats used to rail against ‘dark money.’ Now they’re better at it than the GOP.”, September 15, 2020
  2. “Federal judge temporarily blocks Postal Service from sending election mailer to more voters in Colorado”, September 15, 2020
  3. “20,000 Mail-in Ballots Didn’t Count in Pa.’s June Primary, Half the 2016 Victory Margin”, September 15, 2020
  4. “Introducing the 2020 Election Litigation Tracker”, September 15, 2020
  5. “Democracy on a Shoestring”, September 15, 2020
  6. Breaking: Justice Kagan Denies Another Supreme Court Petition to Put Green Party on the Ballot in Montana, September 14, 2020
  7. Republican EAC Commissioners Speaking on Zoom Call Organized by “Lawyers Democracy Fund” “to Analyze Effects of Vote-By-Mail Litigation in PA, IA, WI, and Across US”, September 14, 2020
  8. Breaking: In 4-3 Vote NOT Along Party Lines, Wisconsin Supreme Court Keeps Green Party Off the Ballot (Link to Opinion), Which Should Allow Ballots to Be Printed (But Kanye West Appeal Perhaps Coming and Delaying Things Further?), September 14, 2020
  9. “A bug in Joe Biden’s campaign app gave anyone access to millions of voter files”, September 14, 2020
  10. “Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose blocks Cuyahoga County elections plan offering ballot drop-off sites at libraries”, September 14, 2020
  11. “‘This is f—ing crazy’: Florida Latinos swamped by wild conspiracy theories; A flood of disinformation and deceptive claims is damaging Joe Biden in the nation’s biggest swing state.”, September 14, 2020
  12. Sept. 17 Constitution Day Event at U. Cincinnati: “The Resiliency of Our Electoral System”, September 14, 2020
  13. Cardozo Sept. 23 event: “Election 2020: The Challenge, The Law, and the Path Ahead”, September 14, 2020
  14. Blockbuster BuzzFeed Story: “Facebook Is Turning A Blind Eye To Global Political Manipulation, According To This Explosive Secret Memo”, September 14, 2020
  15. “Cuyahoga County Board of Elections moves to allow residents to return early voting ballots at six libraries”, September 14, 2020
  16. Demos Sept. 17 Event: “Thinking Boldly about the Right to Vote and the Constitution”, September 14, 2020
  17. “Democrats try to streamline mail balloting for their voters”, September 14, 2020
  18. “What If Trump Loses And Won’t Leave?”, September 14, 2020
  19. “The big national news providers need threat modeling teams”, September 14, 2020
  20. “Green Party’s legal team has ties to GOP and also represents counties that don’t want party added to ballot”, September 14, 2020
  21. “Report finds 1.7 percent of California vote-by-mail ballots rejected on average”, September 14, 2020
  22. Today’s Must-Read: Sue Halpern: “How the Trump Campaign’s Mobile App is Collecting Huge Amounts of Voter Data”, September 14, 2020
  23. “Big Voting Decisions in Florida, Wisconsin, Texas: What They Mean for November”, September 14, 2020
  24. “Bloomberg Says He’ll Spend $100 Million in Florida to Help Biden”, September 14, 2020
  25. “No Pennsylvania counties able to send out ballots”, September 14, 2020
  26. “There’s nothing stopping the RNC from using voter intimidation tactics in November now that a decades-old agreement has ended, experts warn”, September 14, 2020
  27. “Court examines North Carolina’s new law that requires photo IDs for voting”, September 14, 2020
  28. “The three words that can avert an election nightmare”, September 14, 2020
  29. “Mismatched signatures prompt tossed absentee ballots and legal fights ahead of November election”, September 14, 2020
  30. “Biden Creates Legal War Room, Preparing for a Big Fight Over Voting”, September 14, 2020
  31. “State Election Chiefs Should Be Umpires, Not Players”, September 14, 2020
  32. Green Party Demands Ruling Today from Wisconsin Supreme Court About Getting on State Ballot, September 14, 2020


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