Governor With HIs Onondaga County BFF Joanie Mahoney at Rainy Fair

Governor With HIs Onondaga County BFF Joanie Mahoney at Rainy Fair
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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Final Numbers Show Indy Party on the Wane

   Among New York's minor parties , the Independence Party line continues to slide in importance, with NNY final results showing Rep. Bill Owens drawing twice as many votes on the WFP line as Matt Doheny got on the Indy line.
    The same was true in several upstate Congressional races, and of course the Indy line didn't even have a candidate for President. A few years back that was not the case.
     New York's system of "fusion" voting allows candidates to combine the totals for the multiple lines they are on. It was thought "uniting" the GOP, Conservative and Indy lines would defeat Democrats.
    It didn't and the Independence Party struggles for significance and will face a crossroads in 2014 as the gubernatorial race determines ballot status and position. Whether Governor Cuomo allows his name to be used for that purpose is unknown and its clear whatever token GOP challenger is chosen will not be a draw for the party that stands for not much of anything.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

There are no political reporters left in Waterotwn, so we are stuck listening to your views and observations.
You are not a journalist, but you do seem to know politics.

Anonymous said...

Indy's may have lost one in Gouverneur too...

Anonymous said...

Thank God Jeff isn't a journalist. We have enough people sucking off the government and cheerleading for the money wasters.

As far as the Working Family Party outdrawing the Independents, why be surprised? They have a better name. Its all about marketing. Working families my ass. None of them work. And NO ONE in NY is independent. They have all been bought by someone.

Anonymous said...

I thought they got their name because they suck the blood from working families and no one knew how to spell parasite?

Anonymous said...

The WFP is a communist front organization created by George Soros.