Voted no, but also:
I was actually looking for a thread that might explain why the NY Senate is Republican (or coalition) to begin with. How is it possible when virtually every other aspect of New York government (State House, US House Delegation, state offices, etc) is so overwhelmingly Democratic? Why can't they manage to take the State Senate?
And further, why did (or do) those "Independent Democrats" keep siding with Republicans? IIRC, One or more of them were from absurdly Democratic districts. It's almost like they are conning their voters by using the Democratic labels, then siding with people that don't represent those voters' values once elected.
Because 5 Democratic senators caucus with the Independent Democratic Caucus which gives a power-sharing scheme to the GOP leaders, the Senate seats are gerrymandered, and Democratic county organizations in swing areas like Nassau County are incredibly weak against a GOP patronage machine