Tuesday, September 13, 2016

NY Gov. Cuomo Discusses Voting After Leaving State Primary Poll

After voting this morning in Mount Kisco, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo spoke to reporters about the importance of voting. He mentioned no specific party or candidates.

Here’s the full transcript of his remarks:

This election is a highly contested election as you know on the national level. We watch the presidential politics every day, and the back and the forth and the rumors and the stories.

Part of it is about the candidates, but part of is also that we have really important issues that are going on in this country right now: We have security issues, we have terrorism issues and we have economic issues where many people feel troubled by the economy, they feel left out by the economy.

So these are very, very important issues. And Cuomo’s fifth rule of politics is, “If you don’t vote, you don’t have the right to complain later on.”

If you’re unhappy (and) you want to change the system, the way to do it is by voting.

My father used to say, “And if you don’t vote then for the rest of the year you don’t have the right to complain.” And obviously nobody wants to give up their right to complain. So if you don’t want to give up the right to complain, then go vote.

Make your voice heard, participate — especially now, when these elections matter. It matters who you send to Albany, it really does. It matters who the Assembly people are and who the state senators are. They make the difference. The Legislature in this state, the legislature of this nation is very, very powerful.

We tend to talk about the chief executives, presidents and the governor, but they are only as good as the legislature. So these decisions really do matter. So, again: If you don’t vote, you don’t have the right to complain and we all want to be able to complain, so we should vote.

But the Governor fails to mention the 2,485,475 voters who are registered independent and can't vote today in New York's Closed Primaries, or the fact that their Taxes are Paying for it.

NYC Wins When Everyone Can Vote! Michael H. Drucker
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