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NY Democrats Get Letter Pressuring Them to Vote

by Associated Press
Vote Sign.

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New York's Democratic Party is writing to registered Democrats telling them that unnamed organizations are monitoring their neighborhood's election turnout and that the party will want an explanation if they do not cast a ballot.

   The letters went out to about 1 million voters this week ahead of Tuesday's election. It represents a get-out-the-vote tactic that is being used increasingly around the country by both parties.

   The letters note that "who you vote for is your secret. But whether or not you vote is public record."

Gov. Christie Ready to Restore Aid to NJ cities

by Associated Press
Chris Christie
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Christie says he cut the money from the budget after Democrats removed critical oversight language.

Democrats said they wanted the oversight funding to come from the Department of Community Affairs budget, not from the transitional aid program itself.

The governor says he'll restore the funds with oversight.

Democrats in the Senate tried but failed to override the governor's veto last week. Three GOP votes were needed to send the measure to the Assembly.

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