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Cuomo: Hydraulic fracturing is 'divisive' issue

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MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. (AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo reflected on the hot-button issue of hydraulic fracturing after voting in suburban Mount Kisco.

At the Democratic governor's polling place, about 70 supporters chanting "four more years!" drowned out about two dozen anti-hydraulic-fracturing protesters.

The noisy crowd stood behind police ropes Tuesday at a Presbyterian church.

Cuomo arrived with his girlfriend, TV chef Sandra Lee.

After voting, Cuomo acknowledged hydraulic fracturing is a "very hot" and "totally divisive issue." He said opinions are split 50-50 among "equally committed" sides.

The governor continued to say he will let scientists decide.

Protester Kate Stigdon of Tarrytown said Cuomo should "listen to science like he said he would."

But Stigdon said she'd vote for Cuomo. His Republican opponent, Rob Astorino, supports hydraulic fracturing.

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