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The Green Party candidates for statewide office finished in a distant third on election day, but the party still sees some positives in the results.
Gubernatorial candidate Howie Hawkins got nearly 100,000 votes, securing the party's ballot line for the next four years, and doing better than the other two minor party candidates on the ballot.
Mark Dunlea is one of the co-founders of the New York Green Party and the 2018 comptroller candidate.
...recent Green party candidate for governor Howie Hawkins said he believes public campaign financing is long overdue in order to increase the visibility of minor parties.
“I think we need to bring that to New York so the Greens are not excluded from the base again, and we have a leveled playing field so Cuomo can’t use $50 million to just dominate the airways,” said Hawkins.Read more
This show will tune in a WOOC interview with Howie Hawkins, the Green Party candidate who finished third in the election for governor Nov. 6.
Third Party Update
In New York’s third-party Olympics, the Working Families Party garnered 106,000 votes with Andrew Cuomo on the ballot line. In doing so, it surpassed the 50,000 vote threshold required to maintain its ballot line status for another four years. The WFP originally backed actor and activist Cynthia Nixon in the Democratic primary before opting to support Cuomo in the general election. The Greens, who refuse to cross endorse major party candidates, also preserved their ballot line with their gubernatorial candidate Howie Hawkins receiving 96,000 votes.Read more
Zoom in on each neighborhood in Onondaga County to see results by election district. Click on each district to see the vote totals....
Democrat Andrew Cuomo won his third term as governor, but not without a challenge, especially in Upstate NY. Cuomo beat Republican Marc Molinaro in only 6 of 50 counties in Upstate New York
Cuomo won Onondaga County despite having two challengers who live there. Stephanie Miner, the former mayor of Syracuse, ran on the Serve America Movement line and Howie Hawkins, of Syracuse, ran again on the Green Party line. Larry Sharpe is a Libertarian.
Hudson Mohawk Magazine correspondents JP and Mark speak with New York gubernatorial candidate Howie Hawkins of the Green Party.
Despite intermittent pouring rain, Dutchess County voters came out in large numbers to cast their ballots for their choice of candidates in this year’s mid-term election on Tuesday, Nov. 6.
Out of a total of 5,790,035 votes, incumbent candidate Andrew Cuomo received the greatest number for New York State governor with 3,352,588 votes. He campaigned under the Democratic, Working Families, Independence and Women’s Equality party lines.
Campaigning against Cuomo on the Republican, Conservative and Reform party lines, Marc Molinaro received 2,088,381 votes. Running on the Green Party line, Howie Hawkins received 95,668 votes, followed by Libertarian candidate Larry Sharpe with 90,739 votes and Serve America Movement candidate Stephanie Miner 51,323 votes.
By Tom Coyne
UTICA, NY - State election results have an impact besides determining who will serve office for the next term. It also is works to establish the order in which parties will appear on future ballots, even whether a party will appear at all. Tuesday’s state results changed the line up on how the parties will be listed on ballots in New York State and solidified the rights of two parties for the next four years.
Among the losers in the race for New York State Governor, Larry Sharpe came out a winner. The Libertarian candidate’s finish with the sixth highest vote total under a party heading, not only earned his party a place on the ballot, it moved the Libertarian line out of a co-share position and into the sixth place on future ballots.
Andrew Cuomo’s 105,980 votes as the Working Families Party candidate topped Howie Hawkins’ 95,668 votes on the Green Party line and flip flopped those two party’s positions on the ballot.
While former Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner had the lowest vote total of all of the candidates running for Governor, her vote total, as the Serve America Movement party candidate, crossed the 50,000 line needed to qualify as a party to be placed on the ballot for the next four years.
Earning a place on the ballot gains for a party the ability to nominate candidates for statewide office without petitions. It also allows for a lower threshold to be met in order to qualify a candidate for a legislative office.
The vote in Onondaga County was:
- Cuomo: 79,064
- Molinaro: 70,626
- Howie Hawkins (Green): 4,900
- Stephanie Miner (SAM): 5,314
- Larry Sharpe (Libertarian): 4,485
Cuomo had no trouble winning Onondaga County in 2014. He had almost 70,000 votes to Republican Astorino's 53,487. (That year, Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins won almost 11,000 votes in Onondaga County, his home.)Read more