Alright, Brooklyn. Today is a big day for our borough and for the entire state – the state primary election. Perhaps the most notable races being decided in today’s primary is the fight for Governor between Andrew Cuomo and Zephyr Teachout.
Poll sites will be open until 9pm tonight. You can find your nearest polling site location and district information here.
Here’s a look at what the Brooklyn Eagle’s Mary Frost has to say about the Cuomo vs Teachout race:
Governor: Andrew Cuomo vs Zephyr Teachout
Cuomo has been praised for on-time budgets, tough gun control laws and legalizing gay marriage. At the same time, he is tainted by the Moreland Commission scandal, and many Brooklyn voters are disturbed at the ethically-dubious closure of Long Island College Hospital (LICH). He is a proponent of charter schools.
Political newcomer Teachout, who has been discounted by some for her lack of experience in politics, is a Brooklyn resident and Fordham law professor who is running on a progressive anti-corruption platform. She has pointed to the closure of LICH as one of many cases of corruption in the Cuomo administration. She opposes fracking and wants to reverse Cuomo’s public school budget cuts.
Randy A. Credico, Democrat and Green Party, is also running for governor. He is a former comedian and political activist who has run against Schumer and Bill de Blasio.
The Brooklyn Eagle has a concise roundup of all of today’s races, in case you want to brush up before you hit the polling site.