The Many Votes of Joe Bruno?


About 25 seconds into this clip from Joe Bruno’s press conference in Albany yesterday, he explains that when Governor Paterson is out of state, “the majority leader of the Senate assumes all the responsibilities of the lieutenant governor, and that, by definition, includes a vote on the floor of the Senate.”

That vote, plus the one Bruno already has, would give him two votes.

According to the New York Post Senate Minority Leader Malcom Smith’s aides have threatened to sue Bruno if he attempts to vote twice.. The Many Votes of Joe Bruno?