If I was AOC, I would be embarrassed by the fact that she lost the slot on the Progressive ballot for not being able to get enough signatures. She only needed fifteen people to sign up for her.
This is not good news for AOC because if she were on the progressive ballot, it would ensure her name would be on the ballot for the general election even if she lost the primary.
She is in trouble, as her opponent appears like he has a real shot of winning. He has been campaigning on the promise to work for the constituents in his district instead of trying to gain national fame.
Many in her district have not forgiven her for chasing Amazon from New York City, costing New Yorkers 25,000 high paying jobs. Amazon would have created thousands of other jobs necessary to supply amazon with office supplies and other services.
Hotels and restaurants would have been given a huge boost as well as cultural events.
She now faces the possibility of losing her seat and being removed from congress. Many Democrats won’t shed a tear at her passing. She is said to become Biden’s climate change czar. She may be angling for a position in his administration should he win in November.
Ocasio-Cortez wanted her name placed on the ballot under the WFP apparently as a way of ensuring that she remains a choice for voters in November, even if she doesn’t make it through the Democratic primary for her Congressional district. She’s currently facing a tough primary challenge from Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, another Democrat with local ties to the Bronx, who has pledged to spend more time working with Ocasio-Cortez’s constituents and less time seeking national prominence.
“The Working Families Party is an independent political party that cross-endorses progressive candidates through New York’s fusion voting system — which allows endorsement across ballot lines — to press Democrats to the left and extract concessions without being dismissed by voters as a spoiler,” Fox News reported.
New York greatly scaled back the number of signatures candidates need to get on the state ballot in order to avoid candidates and their campaigns going door-to-door and potentially spreading the novel coronavirus. The state announced that just 14.5 signatures (functionally, 15 signatures) are necessary to earn a spot on a ballot line.
AOC managed to get only 13 signatures.
Steven is a syndicated columnist for DavidJHarrisJr.com, The Range and other news websites. He is also an author, whose books can be found on Amazon.com. All enjoy a 5 star rating. They are A Walk Through the Willows, Melissa’s Song, The Tangled Web, Innocent, The Calculating Corpse and It’s All About me.