NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo appears to have opted against mounting an independent run for his old job — at least for now. The Democrat had said he was open to running for governor this year, despite resigning from office in August amid allegations he sexually harassed multiple women. But a 5 p.m. deadline for candidates to collect 45,000 voter signatures to appear on the November general election ballot passed without Cuomo’s campaign turning in the nominating petitions. Cuomo could still get in if his campaign put the paperwork in the mail Tuesday and it arrives by Thursday. Cuomo’s spokesperson did not respond to requests for comment.
Photo: Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo listens to remarks while attending a New York Hispanic Clergy Organization meeting, Thursday, March 17, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)