Gov. Hochul pushing NY Legislature to approve bill removing indicted ex-Lt. Gov. Benjamin from ballot
Brian Benjamin leaves Federal Court in Manhattan, New York, on April 18, 2022. - Noah Goldberg/New York Daily News/TNS

ALBANY, N.Y. — Gov. Kathy Hochul is attempting to enlist the Democratic-led Legislature’s help in booting former Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin from June’s primary ballot. Benjamin resigned earlier this month and suspended his campaign after being arrested and indicted on federal bribery and fraud charges — but his name will still appear on the Democratic primary ballot due to a quirk in New York’s election laws. Hochul admitted Tuesday she has asked legislative leaders to consider a bill that would make it possible to remove Benjamin. “There is a need for a legislative solution,” Hochul told reporte...