AOC removed from union-backed Progressive Party voting line in New York

AOC removed from union-backed Progressive Party voting line in New York
AOC removed from union-backed Progressive Party voting line in New York

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a Democrat from New York, was given a blow from the Queens judge, Progressive Voting Line of the Union Working Party (WFP), for a potentially competitive Democratic primary fight.

The first-year legislator was removed from the primary ballot after receiving only 13 signatures from members of the progressive group, which has called itself a "leftist party", two short of this for voting.

Now, it won't even be on the WFP ballot in the November general election, said Martin O'Connor, an attorney for AOC Democrat, Michelle Caruso-Kabera.

The AOC has hurt activists in the Bronx and Queens by its votes and creates inequality within our party, "Caruso-Kabera told the New York Daily News." No wonder why the pro-union forces do not want it, nor our neighborhood. "

Caruso-Kabera said the Left's brand of fire is out of touch with the needs of its blue-collar district.

The Working Family Party is an independent political party that supports progressive candidates through New York's Fusion Voting System, which allows pushing backcroft to the left and out through the ballot box. Concessors without spoilers by voters.

Under the merger vote, many political parties may include a single candidate, the voting pool for that candidate.

The WFP supported Senator Bernie Sanders, I-VT, in the 2016 election and described working families as "the closest thing" to "my vision of democratic socialism".

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo reduced the number of signatures needed to qualify for the primary vote. Ocasio-Cortez submitted 14 signatures, but one was rejected because the voter was a registered Democrat.

New York Supreme Court Justice Philip Home ruled that Ocasio-Cortez should be removed from the WFP ballot, where he would run unopposed.

The leaders of the Working Family Party promised that they would continue campaigning for Ocasio-Cortez even after being removed from Ballot.

"We believe the Congressman is his district and this country needs it," said Sochi Nanamakka, director of the state party, who denied the petition's challenges amid the coronovirus epidemic.

Ocasio-Cortez and Caruso-Cabrera, a former CNBC presenter, lead the race for the Democratic primary in New York's 14th Congressional District, which includes Queens and the Bronx, followed by several lesser-known candidates. Eight Republicans also compete for the Ocasio-Cortez seat, but whoever wins the Democratic primary is assured of victory in the dark blue district in November.

Having a place on the working family party ballot, would have given Ocasio-Cortez a ray of hope when he faced defeat for Carasso-Kabera.

New York's Democratic presidency was canceled due to coronovirus, but the local primaries would continue on June 23.

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