Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. fails to make primary ballot -- sort of

I’m now convinced that New York is completely insane.

booted from the progressive union-backed Working Families Party (WFP) ballot line by a Queens judge,

This line had me completely scratching my head wondering why she would switch from the Democrat party to something I’ve never herd of. Then I find out just how messed up New York State is:

Under fusion voting, multiple political parties can list the same candidate, pooling the votes for that candidate.

So if I’m reading this right – and I like to think that I am – if you can get qualifed for more than one political party, your name can appear multiple times on the ballot, but all the votes in each seperate “party” count toward a single nomination??? How the hell does that work?

Shouldn’t the votes in the WPF party only count for candidates in the WPF party? Shouldn’t the votes in the Democrat party only count in the Democrate party???

Oh and here is the funny party:

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo had lowered the number of signatures needed to qualify for the primary ballot to 15. Ocasio-Cortez submitted 14 signatures, but one was thrown out because the voter was a registered Democrat.

She couldn’t get 15 people to sign for her :smiley::smiley::smiley:

It’s OK.

AOC will be on Biden’s “Climate Change panel”. She’s relevant!


Maybe there aren’t even 15 people in the "union-backed Working Families Party (WFP) " :man_shrugging:

loud foul-mouth psychotic ass Cenk Uygur will be rallying to her aid somehow im sure.

Did he say “ass”?


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Lol good one. Thanks for the trip down memory lane.

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Never fear. The left wing will find some way to get her reelected. Who else is genius enough to lead them?

no just a thousand screaming four letter words the night trump won

him and his young turk idiots. lol

fun night

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He was an AOC handler.

She found a new job.

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Exactly like that.

New York isn’t the only state with fusion voting.

That’s messed up. Votes shouldn’t be shared between parties. Pick a party and run with it. Or alternatly votes remain only in that party for that candidate.

You’re welcome to your opinion. I think it’s a pretty good system. It allows people to make a statement by voting third-party, while not throwing their vote away on a candidate who can’t win.

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So this brings up a new question for – especially for new york.

Democratic primary is a CLOSED primary. Does this other party hold their primary the same day?? If it’s closed how can votes by NON democrats count?

I believe both parties primaries are held the same day - if WFP even chooses to hold a primary. They generally choose candidates at their convention.

People who are registered as WFP members - they are not many - cannot vote in the Democratic primary - just as Democrats cannot vote in the WFP primary, if the party chooses to hold a primary.

Precisely . . . so how can WFP votes count in the Dem primary?

They don’t.

I find no fault in the system.

Then why be in both again?

I’m not sure I understand your question. Do you mean why would a candidate petition to be on both party lines, or why WFP matters in the primary?