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