Why the Internet Thinks Cuomo Rigged N.Y.’s License Plate Contest

Four of the five options were strikingly similar: On each, the state’s one-word motto, excelsior, is emblazoned across the bottom in capital letters; the color scheme is white and dark blue, with gold accents; and they all include the Statue of Liberty. … Then there was the fifth. … It has no gold accents, and no mention of excelsior — just a simple image of the new bridge over the Hudson River that happens to be named for the governor’s father, the former governor Mario M. Cuomo.