What's Behind Those Third Party Ballot Lines

Friday, May 30, 2014

In New York State, party politics go beyond Democrats and Republicans. The Working Families Party is considering running a progressive challenger to Governor Andrew Cuomo, and will decide at the party convention this weekend. The Governor has already accepted the nomination of the Independence Party. Larry Norden, deputy director of the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center, explains why New York State's ballots have candidates run on multiple lines, and what it means for voters, the candidates, and our democracy.


Larry Norden

Comments [3]

Ben from Penn South

Brian, so so sad.

Did you just refer to the Leninites vs. the Trotskyites? And you are our most intelligent political radio host?

It was the *Stalinists* and the Trotskyites who did battle over the years. No Lenin involved.

Please get your "history of the NY Jewish left" correct.


May. 30 2014 10:22 AM
Maria from UWS

Does the WFP realize if they support Cuomo that many of us who purposefully vote on their line to support its existence will instead vote for Howie Hawkins on the Green Party line? Would the WFP consider supporting Hawkins as well? At least we know he's against fracking and charter schools!

May. 30 2014 10:19 AM
khadija Boyd from brooklyn

Hey Andrew! No Fracking, hey? Thus far, I feel really good about you as our Gov. for 4 more yrs. ;}}} ko

May. 30 2014 10:10 AM

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