Primary Day in NYC: A breakdown of the races

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The Snatched star also revealed that she will be voting for Zephyr Teachout for Attorney General of NY and Jumaane D. Williams for Lieutenant Governor.

Nixon, meanwhile, is hoping several recent missteps by Cuomo and his campaign come back to bite him.

Democratic voters in NY will decide on Thursday whether Governor Andrew Cuomo deserves a third term or should be replaced by actress and activist Cynthia Nixon, a first-time candidate mounting a challenge from the left.

His remarks followed a rally outside of City Hall where other Jewish officials and rabbis decried the mailer sent by the state Democratic Party, which linked Nixon - the mother of two Jewish children - to the growing scourge of anti-Semitism.

The gubernatorial candidates weren't alone in last-minute barnstorming across the city.

"We risk diluting our fight against real anti-Semites when we call someone like Cynthia Nixon - who is manifestly the opposite of anti-Semitic - by that very, very serious charge", the Manhattan Democrat said.

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On Tuesday the New York Post cast doubt on Cuomo's claimed ignorance, revealing that one of his top campaign aides was shopping a story about Nixon's Nixon's alleged support for the pro-Palestinian Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement just a day before the mailer went out to 7,000 households. "I don't want any more corruption", he said. Williams, who would be the state's first black lieutenant governor, has attacked Hochul for conservative votes and statements she made while representing a Republican-leaning House seat and argued that she has enabled Cuomo's worst instincts. Polls show Cuomo with a sizable lead in the race, but Nixon believes she can turn progressive energy into a surprise victory. They might not think she can win, but a vote for her might convince be a warning to Cuomo to clean up his act.

Polls open at 6 a.m. and close tonight at 9 p.m. Bernie Sanders and the editorial board of the New York Times, which said she is well prepared to serve as a firewall against the Trump administration and keep tabs on "a state government in which ethics can seem a mere inconvenience".

Cuomo's campaign said the "inappropriate" mailer was "wrong" and should not have gone out.

"Do gay people turn out to elect the first gay attorney general, or do African Americans turn out to elect the first African American woman attorney general, or do they turnout for Zephyr Teachout?"

President Donald Trump might want to keep an eye on the attorney general primary.