All the Democrats Have to Do Is Wait

The coup instigated last week by Republicans in the State Senate has (at least until Hiram Monserrate changes his mind yet again) landed in a bizarre, unexplored no-man’s land—one seat removed from both failure and success, a 31-31 kiss-your-sister tie in the chamber.
Granted, this denouement isn’t technically final. A lawsuit, which Democrats hope will void the coup and reinstall them as the chamber’s majority party, is still pending, while Republicans, with Pedro Espada still at their side, insist that they are now the majority party, since (they claim) Democrats can’t muster the 32 votes needed to overturn the maneuver last week that made Mr.

All the Democrats Have to Do Is Wait