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Critical House Election in New York May Be Shaped by a New Issue: Snow

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The special House election in New York to replace George Santos is facing an unexpected challenge - an ill-timed snowstorm predicted to blanket parts of the Queens and Long Island district during the voting hours. Both parties are now scrambling to adjust their campaign plans and analyze how the storm could impact turnout. The Democrats have invested heavily in this closely contested race in an affluent and suburban area that voted for President Biden in 2020 but flipped to the Republicans in the subsequent election. Their candidate, Tom Suozzi, a three-decade political veteran and former congressman, aims to restore normalcy to the district after the expulsion of the previous representative, George Santos.