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Sun Jan 13, 2019, 07:38 AM

Fast start in Albany: Democrats say they will approve voting bills Monday

ALBANY — Getting off to a fast start, Democratic state legislators said Thursday they will approve a sweeping set of voting and election-law reforms on Monday.

The initiatives include legalizing early voting, consolidating the state and federal primaries on one day and eliminating a loophole that allowed companies to easily skirt campaign-donation limits.

They also pledge to pass bills that would ask New Yorkers to amend the state constitution to permit same-day voter registration and voting by mail.

Not included in the package is a proposal to end the state's oft-criticized “fusion voting,” which allows political parties to endorse competing parties’ candidates and candidates themselves to appear on multiple ballot lines.

Read more: https://www.newsday.com/news/region-state/early-voting-legislature-1.25781430

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Sun Jan 13, 2019, 09:02 AM

1. This is great news.

We’ll see if the fusion voting bit passes. It will be very controversial because it will hurt the Working Families Party and they endorse most of the elected Democrats. But fusion voting is a source of corruption.

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