GOP keep state Senate majority despite Democratic wins

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Democrats over-performed in other NY races Tuesday, but they had focused first on the 37th State Senate District, which was vacated after the incumbent was elected as Westchester County executive. Although a Democrat, Senator Felder conferences with the Republicans, which gives the Republicans the majority.

"We're thrilled with Senator Felder's decision to continue to caucus with our majority", said Senate GOP spokesman Scott Reif. "Many times my constituents elect Republicans and Democrats to different positions with the same majorities". In 2016, the Democrat candidate for New York Assembly in the 10th Assembly District lost by 9,000 votes.

Democrats stated they might now concentrate on profitable a transparent majority in November, once they predict opposition to Republican President Donald Trump will immediate an enormous Democratic turnout. Party leaders had hoped Felder might return if they won Tuesday's elections in Westchester County and the Bronx.

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This development comes after Democrats retained two vacant seats in the Senate, giving them 32 out of 63 seats in the Senate. However since Democrats received each of Tuesday's races, they now have a one-seat numeric majority.

Democrats already control the Assembly and hold the offices of governor, attorney general and comptroller. "Because a one-party rule, one voice in any governmental body, local, state or federal, isn't good for a representative democracy", Sen.

Andrew Cuomo is urging a rogue Democratic lawmaker to end his alliance with Republicans and allow Democrats to lead the state Senate. On Tuesday, Cuomo spokeswoman Dani Lever said he remains committed to a Democratic takeover of the Senate.