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N.Y. Democrat official caught removing 'illegal' campaign signs for GOP gubernatorial candidate Lee Zeldin — and claims displaying them 'leads to bigger crime'

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Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @KingsCountyGOP

A Democratic New York state assemblyman was caught on video recently removing campaign signs for Republican New York gubernatorial candidate Lee Zeldin, who's up against incumbent Democrat Gov. Kathy Hochul in next week's election.

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The assemblyman in possession of freshly swiped signs — Peter Abbate of Brooklyn — argued with a woman who appeared to be recording video of the caper, and he told her the Zeldin signs are "illegal" and that displaying them "leads to bigger crime."

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