NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he honors the result of the presidential election, but will fight against the "hateful attitudes" that pervaded the campaign, like white nationalism, misogyny and xenophobia.
Cuomo released an open letter expressing his thoughts on the election won by Donald Trump.
He says Trump is owed "an open mind and a chance to lead." But he said the negative positions wouldn't be accepted.
Cuomo says the election was for "the soul of America, and that is why today so many of us feel as we do today; we are soul sick."
The Democrat has ordered investigations into two episodes in the last week of alleged hate crimes. Both included swastikas. One was at a field in Wellsville, New York, and the other at SUNY Geneseo.
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