Inflation, bail reform, abortion rights top LI voters' concerns this Election Day
The results of months of campaigning and millions of dollars in ads will be revealed Tuesday on Election Day.
News 12's Doug Geed has been talking with Long Islanders to gather the pulse of the voters in the final sprint to the polls.
Retirees Hank and Sylvia, of East Meadow, say they are concerned about inflation. They say prices are ridiculous and it's a problem that has to be handled.
Others like Chris, of Farmingdale, and Jo-Ellen, of Lake Ronkonkoma, are focused on bail reform and security in the state.
Eve of Centerport says the overturning of Roe v. Wade is her main issue this election.
"The decision should be between a woman and her physician," Eve says.
Steve Levy, a former county legislator, state assemblyman and Suffolk County executive says while the abortion issue may hurt Republican candidates, Democrats will get most of the blame for the economy and crime.
He says if history repeats itself, the party will have a bad year.
Levy says it will be the independents that make up 10-20% of the electorate that will tilt the election.
"The question is, will the abortion issue be enough for them to overlook the crime, the inflations, etc.?" Levy says.