New York Primary Delayed to Remember September 11

New York Governor-elect Andrew Cuomo speaks at a press conference with current New York Governor David Paterson (NOT PICTURED) November 9, 2010 in New York City. Cuomo spoke about looming budget cuts, taxes and the state of the economy. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

Governor Cuomo signed legislation on Monday pushing New York State's local and state primaries to Thursday, September 13, from the previously scheduled Tuesday, September 11. Normally the state holds primaries on the second Tuesday after Labor Day, but lawmakers wanted to ensure that New Yorkers could attend commemorative services on the anniversary of the terrorist attacks. Said assembly speaker Sheldon Silver, "I believe that Sept. 11 is a day that people should reflect on what happened."