Newsday: GOP Foils State Dems Again

In case you missed it, we want to make sure you saw this editorial from Newsday yesterday, which quotes Andrew Cuomo’s former Chief of Staff describing Democrats’ “rank incompetence:”

GOP Foils State Dems Again…
By Rita Cioli

The Gang that can’t legislate straight.

New York Republicans don’t control any statewide levers of government, yet they have compiled a pretty good record recently of keeping Democrats on the defensive in the courthouse. Now the magic bullet New York Democrats were hoping would gin up turnout this November is on the ropes, foiled again by Republicans who keep insisting that legal process and procedure matter.

“Once again, the legislature and Gov. Hochul are found to have violated the state constitution,” said Ed Cox, state GOP chair.

“Democrats’ entire election-year strategy was putting abortion on the ballot and because of their rank incompetence they now don’t even have that,” said Melissa DeRosa, who was chief of staff to former Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.

The last two years of Democrats mishandling the redistricting process played a major role in turning over control of the House to Republicans in 2022 as several House districts went red, including a sweep of Long Island seats…

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