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Local officials encourage voters to not be swayed by terror threats

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan and Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy are confident local law enforcement agencies will keep New Yorkers safe on Election Day.

CAPITAL REGION -- Rick Matthews, a professor at UAlbany’s College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity, says the recent apparent threat targeting polling places on Monday should be taken seriously.

“It doesn’t really surprise me that we’ve heard this and it is a general type of threat. The problem is that we have to take threats seriously; they only have to be right once whereas we have to be right every single time,” Mr. Matthews said.

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan and Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy were at Crossgates Mall early Saturday morning to send off several dozen Capital Region Hillary Clinton supporters taking a bus to Scranton, Pa. to participate in a get out the vote effort.

Mayor Sheehan says she is confident local law enforcement will keep New Yorkers safe on Election day. “I think that it is so important that we as Americans stand firm in our right to vote that we are standing up and making our voices heard,” Mayor Sheehan said.

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