Bloomberg Government
April 29, 2022, 10:00 AM

Two New York Primaries ‘Confusing,’ to Cost Up to $120 Million

Keshia Clukey
Keshia Clukey

New York is on course to hold primaries in both June and August, potentially doubling the cost to taxpayers, after the state’s highest court ordered the Republican-hindering congressional and state Senate maps redrawn.

State officials were looking into questions about the district lines, petitioning dates, and whether the congressional nominating election could legally be held in August.

“It’s a very confusing situation and we have a state court, the Board of Elections, the Legislature, and potentially the federal court all attempting to figure out how to proceed, while the voters are watching and wondering,” said Jerry H. Goldfeder, director of ...

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