Let me take for a moment the generous side of the lonely NY governor. I have not kept up with all the allegations, but last time I checked, it seemed he was basically making some awkward small talk to younger ladies working for him in the state government letting them know he was interested in them romantically. Many of them were not, and either told him so or got transferred elsewhere to not work around him or what not.
Yes this is sleazy, and looks worse when he’s much older and somehow their boss, if in a fairly removed, indirect way.
However, it is not, as far as I know, illegal for people working in NY state government to date. Should therefore it be a crime that he ask them if they would consider it? Is it only a crime (sexual harassment) if they say no? If he’s not touching them inappropriately and takes “no” for an answer, what more do you want? I can’t exactly relate to the lady being awkwardly propositioned by someone they have no interest in, so maybe I’m missing the point.
One view would be that it should not be allowed to have any romantic involvement with anyone at your work. If so, make that a law and have people respect it. If not, perhaps it would make sense to draw a line between “sexual harassment” and being asked out and declining, the latter of which seems to trivialize the former which I imagine could be a fair bit more offensive.