MANH Lawmakers on the Move, Nov. 5, 2020

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Quart Declares Victory in Assembly Election

Assembly Member Dan Quart (Photo by NYCP)
Assembly Member Dan Quart

Assemblymember Dan Quart (D-Murray Hill, Lenox Hill) released a statement yesterday following the results of the Assembly District 73 election.

Quart won re-election handily, earning 69.5 percent of the vote; his opponent, Judith Graham (R) earned 30.5 percent. He will be entering his fifth term in the Assembly.

“With 100% of the in-person vote counted, we lead our opponent by 30 points and are ready to declare victory in the 73rd Assembly District,” said Quart. “I want to express my deepest gratitude to my community for once again putting their faith in me and our campaign.

“While the challenges brought upon the COVID-19 pandemic are great, I will do everything in my power to help put New York on the right track to recovery. We must work to revitalize our small businesses, address the MTA’s growing financial crisis, and secure additional relief funds for working families. It is my honor to continue serving the people of 73rd District in the State Assembly.”

Maloney Urges New Yorkers to Remain Calm as Election Proceeds

U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (Photo credit:
U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney

Yesterday, U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens) released a tweet reminding her constituents to keep their head during the presidential vote tabulation.

Since a large percentage of this year’s voters submitted their votes by mail, the vote count will take far longer than usual – especially in states like Pennsylvania and Michigan. The best thing we can do, said Maloney, is stay calm and make sure that no ballot is left uncounted.

“The next few days show great uncertainty, but it is paramount that we stay calm as every ballot is counted,” said Maloney. “We’ve always led the nation, let’s continue to do so in these days ahead.

“It is the right of every American voter to have their ballot counted as cast. This fundamental pillar of our democracy requires that we count EVERY vote. And this year, that’s going to take some extra time. The voice of the people will be heard.”

James Announces Investigation into Robocalls Spreading Voter Misinformation

Attorney General of NY Letitia James (Photo by KCP)
Attorney General of NY Letitia James

Last Tuesday, New York Attorney General Letitia James (D) announced that her office is investigating allegations of voters receiving robocalls urging them to stay home on Election Day.

“Voting is a cornerstone of our democracy,” James said. “Attempts to hinder voters from exercising their right to cast their ballots are disheartening, disturbing, and wrong. What’s more is that it is illegal, and it will not be tolerated. Every voter must be able to exercise their fundamental right to vote without being harassed, coerced, or intimidated. Our nation has a legacy of free and fair elections, and this election will be no different.

“Voters should rest assured that voting is safe and secure, and they should exercise their fundamental right to vote in confidence. We, along with state leaders across the nation, are working hard to protecting your right to vote, and anyone who tries to hinder that right will be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law.” 

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