Snowstorm Could Help Dem In Race To Replace Santos

Politico reports:

The possibility of an Election Day snowstorm in next week’s tight race to replace expelled former Rep. George Santos in Congress is putting pressure on the candidates to turn out their supporters.

Any disruption to voting Tuesday could benefit former Democratic Rep. Tom Suozzi over Republican nominee Mazi Melesa Pilip, thanks to Democrats’ advantage in early voting so far, according to data released by election officials in the district, and the GOP’s reliance on heavy Election Day in-person turnout.

Suozzi’s campaign isn’t taking any chances. In posts Saturday morning on Facebook and X the Democratic nominee encouraged supporters to “keep your eyes on Tuesday’s weather forecast and get out and vote early this weekend!”

New York City’s Fox affiliate reports:

The battle to replace ousted former Rep. George Santos, R-N.Y., is heating up even as a snowstorm threatens to pummel voters in the Northeast, on Election Day, with up to a foot of snow.

Polling from both public outlets and internal campaigns has remained close throughout the race, with the latest Newsday/Siena College poll released last week showing Suozzi with a 4-point lead over Pilip, within the poll’s margin of error.

The New York Daily News reports:

Things have been heating up in New York City ahead of Valentine’s Day, but forecasters warn the warm weather isn’t here to stay.

Temperatures in the Big Apple hit the high 50s Saturday, and even low 60s in some spots, tying the all-time high for the day, according to AccuWeather. The previous record, set just last year in Central Park, was 61 degrees.

However, cold air from Canada will force temperatures below freezing at the start of the week, making some heavy snowfall a real possibility. The precipitation is set to strike the East Coast on Monday night.