What is important here is not the 19 vote margin with sworn in Republican Amedore now having to get unsworn in but, The Democrats won 33 of the 63 seats. Even with turncoat Simcha Felder of Brooklyn caucusing with the GOP, the Dems have a 32-31 party line majority. Now the Independent Democratic Caucus of 5 Dems who organized a power sharing control with the Republicans are in complete control. Should the GOP do anything the IDC does not like, the IDC can simply turn back to their other 27 Democratic members and reform a new Democratic majority. Already progressive legislation like the new NY Gun Control bill that never would have seen the light of day from a Republican controlled State Senate are now coming to floor for votes as the IDC promised would happen more and more under their power sharing agreement.