Rev. Franklin Graham urges NY Christians to pray and vote

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Rev. Franklin Graham is urging Christians to make their voices heard on Election Day, and to pray before they cast their ballot.

Graham traveled to Albany on Thursday as part of his 50-state "Decision America" tour.

Speaking on the grounds of the state Capitol he declined to endorse a candidate for president and encouraged members of all parties to vote for candidates that embody Christian beliefs.

The son of the Rev. Billy Graham also said Christians should consider increasing their level of civic participation by running for all levels of political office.

Graham led the audience of more than a thousand in prayers for government employees, including Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo and law enforcement. And he urged those present to pray for the forgiveness of their sins.