A Bill Could Decide the Queens D.A. Race. Why Hasn’t Cuomo Signed It?
ALBANY — The embattled Democratic primary for Queens district attorney, now enmeshed in a lengthy recount and possibly lengthier court battle, could have another nexus, 150 miles away in the State Capitol.
That is where a bill that could help requalify dozens of invalidated ballots awaits Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s signature. The measure is intended to make it more difficult to invalidate affidavit ballots, as long as the voter “substantially complied” with election law.