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Common Cause/NY calls on Legislature to appoint a "placeholder" as Attorney General

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NEW YORK, N.Y. -- In the wake of Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's resignation, the Legislature shall select a replacement according to New York law. In response, Common Cause/NY Executive Director Susan Lerner issued the following statement:

"The Legislature should appoint a placeholder to serve as the acting Attorney General--someone who will not stand for election--allowing the voters to select from a competitive field of candidates as part of the normal electoral process in the Fall. Politicians should not be advantaging each other while reducing the electorate to bystanders in our own democracy."