Saturday, April 25, 2020

Queens Borough President election to be held on Election Day!


The Queens Borough President special election, originally set for March 24 and then rescheduled for June 23, has been canceled.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order on Friday, April 24, to cancel the special election for the position, which was vacated by Melinda Katz when she became Queens District Attorney in January and is now held by Sharon Lee, and move it to the Nov. 3 general election.

The order also cancels the state Assembly and Senate special elections. This means the southeastern Queens Assembly District 31 seat, previously held by Michele Titus, will be vacant for a year.

“The state assembly and state senate special elections, which are otherwise scheduled to be held on June 23, 2020 are hereby cancelled and such offices shall be filled at the general election,” the executive order reads. “The special election to be held for the office of Queens Borough President is hereby cancelled, and such office shall be filled at the general election.”

Queens residents will now vote for the new borough president in the November general election. The early voting period for the general election will be from Oct. 24 to Nov. 1.

The current candidates for Queens Borough President are Councilman Costa Constantinides, Councilman Donovan Richards, former Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley, retired NYPD officer Anthony Miranda, former Assistant District Attorney James Quinn and businessman Dao Yin.
 Acting Queens Borough President Sharon Lee said she is committed to representing the borough.


Anonymous said...

"The current candidates for Queens Borough President are Councilman Costa Constantinides, Councilman Donovan Richards, former Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley, retired NYPD officer Anthony Miranda, former Assistant District Attorney James Quinn and businessman Dao Yin."

So Cuomo essentially tossed James Quinn, former Assistant District Attorney, off the ballot

Anonymous said...


Why bother wasting your time on ANY and ALL elections where the candidates are never ELECTED, but SELECTED? You are just repositioning piles of neo-feudal, neo-fascist, neo-Bolshevist, neo-liberal shit, possums!

Keep people as slaves and pets LONG enough——and, eventually they will see their kidnappers as saviors.

❝Voting has become a farce, if indeed it was ever anything else. By voting, the people decide only which of the oligarchs pre-selected for them as viable candidates will wield the whip used to flog them and will command the legion of willing accomplices who perpetrate the countless violations of the people's natural rights.❞ ――Robert Higgs

❝Voting is not an act of political freedom. It is an act of political conformity. Those who refuse to vote are not expressing silence. They are screaming in the politician's ear: 'You do not represent me. This is not a process in which my voice matters. I do not believe you.'❞ ―—Wendy McElroy

❝If voting made any difference, they wouldn't let us do it.❞ ——Mark Twain

❝You can fool ALL of the people some of the time, and if you do it just once—it lasts four years.❞ ——Mark Twain

❝No amount of evidence will ever persuade an idiot.❞ ——Mark Twain

Today's America has become EVERYTHING that Hitler wanted his Germany to be: a fascist nation that holds the entire world at gunpoint. A nation where there are no free elections, the multinational corporations have merged into a few giant conglomerates cornering the market and calling the shots, and where the media are entirely controlled by the state, as the government spies on its citizens and the police terrorize them——in perpetuity!

❝In order to rally people, governments need enemies. They want us to be afraid, to hate, so that we will rally behind them. And, if they do not have a REAL enemy, then they will invent one in order to mobilize us.❞ ——Thich Nhat Hanh

❝Government is a disease masquerading as its own cure.❞ ——Robert Le Favre

❝A nation of sheep soon begets a government of wolves.❞ ——Edward R. Murrow

❝Everything the state says is a lie, and everything it has it has stolen.❞ ——Friedrich Nietzsche

❝The self-righteous rule out the possibility that THEY are what has gone wrong.❞ ——Mason Cooley

Anonymous said...


❝It's fascinating to watch legislators turn away from their usual corporate grips, when they hear the growing thunder of the people.❞ ——Ralph Nader

❝The only difference between the Republican and Democratic parties is the velocities with which their knees hit the floor when corporations knock on their door. That's the only difference.❞ ——Ralph Nader

❝An HONEST public servant can’t become rich in politics.❞ ——Harry S. Truman

❝The people don't have a voice because they don't have information.❞ ——Gore Vidal

❝Our merchants and masters complain much of the bad effects of high wages in raising the price and lessening the sale of goods. They say nothing concerning the bad effects of high profits. They are silent with regard to the pernicious effects of their own gains. They complain only of those of other people.❞ ——Adam Smith, ‘Wealth of Nations'

❝They got you fightin' white against colored, native against foreign, hollow against hollow, when you know there ain't but two sides in this world: Them that work and them that don't. You work, they don't. That's all you got to know about the enemy.❞ ——Joe Kennehan (Chris Cooper), in John Sayles’ ‘Marewan’

❝The world is in greater peril from those who tolerate or encourage evil than from those who actually commit it.❞ ——Albert Einstein

❝I have never wished to cater to the crowd; for what I know they do not approve, and what they approve I do not know.❞ —Epicurus

❝The people will not revolt. They will not look up from their screens long enough to notice what’s happening❞ —George Orwell (Big Brother character from Orwell's book, '1984')

❝The masses have never thirsted after truth. Whoever can supply them with illusions is easily their master; whoever attempts to destroy their illusions is always their victim.❞ ——Le Bon (1841-1931)

❝The forest was shrinking, but the Trees kept voting for the Axe, for the Axe was clever, and he convinced the Trees that because his handle was made of wood—he was one of them.❞ ——Turkish proverb

❝Terrorism, first and foremost, is an instrument of statecraft.❞ ——Neil Kramer

Anonymous said...

This Office should be eliminated !
Hell the Bowne Park Civic Association dose more work while have tea parties.
Lower our Taxes for a change...