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Two Lawmakers ‘Save or Create’ Two-Party Rule in New York State

Details are vague, but word is spreading that Republicans have retaken control of the New York State Senate because two lawmakers have shifted allegiances.

UPDATE: From the New York Times’s coverage:

All 30 Republicans stood with their hands raised, signaling a vote for a change in leadership. Mr. Espada and Mr. Monserrate joined them, each raising his hand. It appeared that Republicans had won the vote by a 32-to-30 margin. If the Republicans retake the chamber, Dean G. Skelos, of Long Island, would likely be the new majority leader.
After the results of the vote were read aloud, the in-house television station that carries Senate proceedings live in the Capitol went dark. All that appeared on the screen was a still photo of the Senate chamber and the words “Please stand by.”

What is this, a coup?

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