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Lord, guide voters and candidates alike in New York's special election today. Let Your will be done at the polls.

Following the expulsion of George Santos, New Yorkers will choose today between Democrat Tom Suozzi and Republican Mazi Pilip to fill his seat.

From The Epoch Times. When Tom Suozzi first began campaigning to replace Rep. George Santos (R-NY) in Congressional District 3 (CD-3), he was concerned about the strength of the Republican machine and whether his party could match it.

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CD-3 spans Nassau County and a part of Eastern Queens.

Ten weeks into his campaign, Mr. Suozzi is finally hitting his stride around the special election taking place within 24 hours on Feb. 13.

Mr. Santos was expelled by Congress on Dec. 1, 2023, because he allegedly violated federal law and participated in financial illegal activity, such as identity theft and improper campaign reports. …

Mr. Suozzi believes his turning point was the Feb. 8 News 12 debate against GOP candidate Mazi Pilip. …

Since the debate where the two candidates sparred over gun reform, abortion, inflation, aid to Israel, and border security, Mr. Suozzi reports a thousand people stepped up to help his campaign on Saturday by volunteering to knock on doors and make phone calls.

Another thousand volunteered on Sunday and a Newsday/Siena College survey found last week that 48 percent of voters support Mr. Suozzi compared to 44 percent for Ms. Pilip. Seven percent were undecided. …

Mr. Suozzi also unveiled a six-count indictment of Ms. Pilip, which includes an alleged lack of transparency and lying about voting for former President Donald Trump. He questioned why she withheld the information for so long. …

The Impact of Biden Administration’s Policies

As a Democrat, Mr. Suozzi is disadvantaged with the immigrant crisis, which is being blamed on President Joe Biden and his administration’s policies. …

“I absolutely would’ve voted for the border bill,” Mr. Suozzi told The Epoch Times after the press conference. “The only way you can solve the border crisis is to have a bipartisan deal. One party will never get everything they want. There has to be a bipartisan compromise.” …

Millions Spent on TV and Digital Advertisements

As of Feb. 11, Suozzi For Congress still has significantly more financial contributions than Mazi For Congress.

For example, a sampling shows that 23 contributed $3,300 to Mr. Suozzi’s campaign, according to FEC 48 Hour Notice of Contributions, compared to only seven donations of $3,300 donated to Ms. Pilip’s coffers. …

A new TV advertisement that aired during yesterday’s NFL Super Bowl is expected to boost Ms. Pilip’s name just in time for Election Day.

In it, Ms. Pilip alleges that when Mr. Suozzi was Nassau County’s executive, he increased taxes by “hundreds of millions of dollars” and enriched his own salary. …

Mr. Suozzi previously served three terms in Congress for the district.

The Rise of Nassau County GOP and Mazi Pilip

Although Ms. Pilip may not be as effective a speaker as Mr. Suozzi, she has a track record.

The married mother of seven was elected Nassau County Legislator in 2021, and again in 2023 to represent the 10th District, which includes Great Neck, Manhasset, and Herricks.

She is not alone. Nassau County Republicans hold the county executive seat, the county clerk’s seat, and the district attorney’s seat.

Former U.S. Senator Al D’Amato (R-NY) credits Joe Cairo, Nassau County GOP chair, for the successful swoop in recent years. …

The special election is Mr. Cairo’s 54th campaign, which he says has been challenging due to the short time frame. …

But he is convinced Ms. Pilip will win despite Mr. Suozzi’s overwhelming name recognition. …

Ms. Pilip is an Ethiopian American of the orthodox Jewish faith who emigrated from the Horn of Africa to Israel and subsequently to the United States. She also served in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). …

Please share this article to encourage others to pray over today’s election.

(Excerpt from The Epoch Times. Photo Credit: longislandwins – CSC_0079, CC BY 2.0, Wikimedia Commons)

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Darlene Estlow
February 13, 2024

Father, I lift up this election to you. May money not be the deciding factor in who wins. I pray for Ms. Pilip to show strong in this election and win the seat.

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DC
February 13, 2024

El OLAM, Sovereign LORD:

And it shall be that before they call I will answer; while they are yet speaking I will hear. Isaiah 65:24.

Father, El OLAM – Eternal God: How I relish and cherish these words from You to Isaiah – especially in times such as these.

Eternal God – You knew that this special election would occur, You are the same God that sent David to slay Goliath – a giant in stature. You provided a victory with one sling and one rock. Your victories are too numerous to account.
Victorious One, I thank You that Your Favor has been and will continue to be sent to Ms. Pilip. Father, New York is a beautiful state that is wrought with corruption and a Marxist like political machine, is ranked #2 for abortions per CDC (11/22) and could very well be #1 now, Father, please deliver Ms. Pilip into the CD-3 NY seat, provide the number of voters to the polling areas who will vote for her and Thank You for Your heavenly agents who stand guard to ensure voting integrity for this and ALL elections.

I also pray for my brothers and sisters in Christ who live in NY that they remain steadfast in You, that You give them the Spirit of Wisdom and revelation so that they may know You better. I pray that the eyes of their heart may be enlightened in order that they may know the hope to which You have called them, the riches of Your glorious inheritance in Your holy people, and Your incomparably great power for us who believe. Ephesians 1: 17 -19 – personalized.

Father, may Your Great Awakening and Revival sweep over NY and this Nation/World as Your Spirit hovered over the waters in the beginning. Fill this land with an outpouring of Your Holy Spirit so that people may know that You, Your Anointed Son and Holy Spirit are the ONE TRUE GOD.

In Jesus Almighty Name. The Glory to You.

Amen

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