Area Lawmaker Calls for Dissolution of NYS Public Finance Reform Commission

The New York state Democratic Party is allegedly recruiting people to oppose the fusion voting system that’s been in place for decades in the state, and that has an area lawmaker seeing red. According to a recent article on, the Public Finance Reform Commission, which is supposed to be studying and fixing how elections are funded, has been asking committee members to speak out against fusion voting, the process by which major party candidates can also run on minor party lines at the same time. Assemblyman Colin Schmitt says the commission is trying to do the state legislature’s job…

Schmitt notes that the chairman of the State Democratic Committee, Jay Jacobs, is also on the public financing commission. Schmitt, a Republican, says the entire commission should be dissolved.

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