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Letters to the Editor Nov. 12, 2022



The Issue: Kathy Hochul’s win over Rep. Lee Zeldin within the election for New York governor.

So it’s not less than one other 4 years of not driving the subways for me, and I’m certain a number of others (“Kathy fends off Zeldin,” Oct. 9).

I’m deeply upset within the election outcomes. I suppose folks don’t care about crime, pondering it gained’t occur to them.

The situation of Gov. Hochul’s corruption was additionally not sufficient to sway the Democrats. Looks like they might vote for Dumbo the elephant if he had been the candidate.

R. Traub, Brooklyn

How are you able to, as a resident of New York City, take a look at the job that Hochul has achieved on an interim foundation and nonetheless exit and vote for her?

The proven fact that she bought over 50% of individuals to vote for her is mind-numbing and exhibits the hopelessness of this state.

You get what you voted for. So don’t complain, New Yorkers. You had your probability for change.

Rob Cerone

Manhattan

I hope Hochul heard the voices of the bizarre residents of this once- nice state: Crime, inflation, homelessness, psychological sickness, the drug epidemic and filthy streets are the vital points.

Please, Kathy: Listen. Do the fitting factor.

Mary Harkins

Manhattan

Congratulations, New York voters, particularly those that stay in New York City: You voted for Kathy Hochul, a corrupt hack who believes the terribly harmful crime occurring each day on the streets and subways and the menacing vagrants, homeless and junkies are actually no large deal.

At the identical time, you didn’t help her challenger, Lee Zeldin, who vowed to make crime his high precedence by declaring a criminal offense emergency on his first day in workplace and firing all woke district attorneys who didn’t prosecute felony crimes.

I suppose you thought there was no want for an anti-crime crusader like Lee, because it’s only a notion situation.

New York is doomed.

E. Cooper

Glenmont

With so many New Yorkers nervous about crime, and Zeldin saying he’d deal with the crime situation if elected, it’s obscure how Hochul gained the election.

She should have gotten a number of help from criminals, morticians and crime-scene-tape producers.

Josh Greenberger

Brooklyn

Hochul solely gained 13 of the 62 counties in New York. If election outcomes had been determined otherwise, there isn’t any means she would have gained.

New York City and different Democratic bastions put her in place. If anybody cares to take a look at a county map, they might clearly see why upstate needs to interrupt away from the town, together with Staten Island wishing to secede.

A. James Tortora

Staten Island

I simply learn Michael Goodwin’s column “No end to blue state of decline” (Oct. 9).

It’s so disheartening and scary, however I’m so happy with Zeldin. He fought for us like a warrior and his efforts throughout the state could have helped different Republicans win their contests.

He by no means minced phrases. I want him and his household success in life, and I hope we’ve not heard the final from him.

Maxine Uretsky

Brooklyn

I’ve eliminated New York from my bucket listing of locations to go. Now retired, I’ve lengthy needed to go to the 9/11 Memorial and Museum so I may pay my respects and to go to different “Big Apple” points of interest. But New York’s election of Hochul modified my plans.

In addition to not needing to topic myself to rising violence, I merely don’t need to spend my hard-earned cash in a state that retains embracing inept governors and mayors who’ve normalized huge criminality.

I might respectfully ask that these of you who voted for Hochul to please keep the hell in New York and maintain your harmful political leanings there.

Now that I’ve made my determination to keep away from New York (and New Jersey by extension), I bear in mind the final time I used to be in New York City — and my baggage was pilfered at LaGuardia throughout a connecting flight.

Ernest Wade

Atlanta, Ga.

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