Gov Race Heats Up: Zeldin, Hochul Camps Trade Calls for Investigations

Photo by Bruce Adler
Photo by Bruce Adler

Democrats are calling for an investigation into alleged election fraud from supporters of U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) in his bid to unseat Gov. Kathy Hochul — and the East End congressman responded by renewing calls for an inquiry into the governor’s dealings.

New York State Democratic Chairman Jay Jacobs, who’s also the Nassau County Democratic chairman, threw his weight behind a state lawmaker’s request that Albany prosecutors probe how nominating petitions — paperwork candidates file with boards of elections to get on ballots — with photocopied signatures were filed instead of petitions featuring the original signatures.

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