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Gov. Cuomo hints special election to replace Collins for NY’s April primary day

Gov. Andrew Cuomo told Buffalo’s WBFO on Wednesday that a special election to fill the New York 27th District Congressional seat formerly held by Chris Collins could make sense coinciding on the same day as New York’s Democratic presidential primary.

“The next scheduled election is at the end of April, and there’s a benefit to doing it on a scheduled election date because then you don’t have to hold a special election just for one office,” said Cuomo, D-New York, to WBFO.

“You don’t have to have the Board of Elections do the paperwork, people don’t have to come out for one seat.”

Collins’ resignation became official at 9:04 a.m. Tuesday, and not long after, Cuomo alluded to both a special election and a compressed time frame.

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