Working Families Party fate on line in N.Y. state as Senate Dems eye super-majority and progressives join Assembly

The Working Families Party and other third parties are fighting for survival in the Empire State as Senate Democrats in the capital hope Election Day turns out to be a super Tuesday and a new class of progressive lawmakers from the five boroughs are set to join the Assembly.

Amid a pandemic and a massive increase in early voting and absentee ballots, elections across the state will have a major impact on the future of Albany as Democrats currently control 40 of the 63 seats in the State Senate — needing to add only two members to their conference for a two-thirds super-majority that would give them veto-proof power against Gov. Cuomo.

ALBANY — The Working Families Party and other third parties are fighting for survival in the Empire State as Senate Democrats in the capital hope Election Day turns out to be a super Tuesday and a new class of progressive lawmakers from the five boroughs are set to join […]

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