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New York’s 3rd Congressional District Votes to Fill George Santos’s House Seat

HeadlineFeb 13, 2024

Back here in New York, voters in Long Island and a small section of Queens are casting ballots today to fill the open seat left by disgraced Republican Congressmember George Santos. The U.S. House voted to expel Santos in December over campaign finance violations and his many lies about his personal and work history. On the ballot is former Democratic Congressmember Tom Suozzi, who previously held the seat and is pitching himself as a centrist. The Republican candidate is Mazi Pilip, a Nassau County legislator who is actually a registered Democrat. She was born in Ethiopia and airlifted to Israel as part of Operation Solomon, where she fought in the IDF before moving to the U.S. Republicans control 219 seats in the U.S. House, compared to 212 for Democrats. Four House seats are currently vacant.

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