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Working Families, Conservative parties did well in election

Nov 11, 2022 12:56 pm

Kate Lisa reports for New York State of Politics that the Conservative and Working Families parties both saw double-digit increases in support in this fall's election, receiving more than enough votes to secure their ballot lines in New York through 2024. The Working Families Party got around 250,000 votes with outstanding absentee ballots still to be counted, compared to fewer than 115,000 four years ago. "We smashed our ballot-line goal," said Sharon Cromwell, deputy state director of the New York Working Families Party. The Conservative Party received more than 305,000 votes this election, a more than 20 percent increase since the last midterm elections. "This right now, this is our highest vote since 1998," state Conservative Party Chair Gerard Kassar said on Nov. 10. Leaders from both parties continue to complain about how tough Democrats and Republicans have made it for any other party to survive in New York. "We should be constantly looking at our election laws and make sure that we are crafting them in a way that bring more people in, give more people choice, right? And not ways that make it harder for people to vote or limit people's options," Cromwell said. Read the full story at New York State of Politics.

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