IDC defeat boosts Democratic hopes, but Senate control still far off

“A decade in the political wilderness will mean that the newly empowered majority will want to have a strong voice in setting the state’s priorities,” said Neal Kwatra, a prominent Democratic operative. “While there is no shortage of issues to tackle, a focus on a robust voting reform agenda to empower the millions of citizens in New York who don’t vote every election cycle would be a powerful opening salvo. Automatic voter registration, no-fault absentee, vote-by-mail and early vote are arguably as core to the party’s priorities as ‘Medicare for All.'”

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