New York State
See the full interview with Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone on New York NOW: https://nynow.wmht.org/blogs/health/new-covid-wave-postelection-analysis-student-experiences/
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone has joined a growing number of New York Democrats who have called for a significant overhaul of how election officials are selected. State law requires that county board of elections commissioners are selected by local Democratic and Republican party leaders to form a bipartisan department.
"There's no reason that we have agencies all across our country, intelligence agencies, law enforcement agencies, where it doesn't matter what political party you're in, it's: 'Are you there to do the job? Are you professional? Are you meeting certain qualifications and standards?'” Bellone said.
Read this full story from WSHU & New York NOW: https://www.wshu.org/post/more-ny-democrats-call-election-system-overhaul-election-officials-say-keep-it-bipartisan#stream/1
New York now
New COVID Wave, Post-Election Analysis, Student Experiences
This week, we discuss the new wave of COVID-19 in New York, review the latest election news, chat with Suffolk County Exec. Steve Bellone, and check in on the situation in schools.