Issue of the Week

Do you believe the Moreland Commission did an effective job in investigating public corruption in NYS government?

(16 votes)
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19.05%
(68 votes)
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80.95%
84 votes

From the Moreland Commission website: "On July 2, 2013, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo appointed the 'Commission to Investigate Public Corruption' under the Moreland Act and Executive Law Section 63(8) to probe systemic corruption and the appearance of such corruption in state government, political campaigns and elections in New York State." Do you believe the Moreland Commission did an effective job in investigating public corruption in NYS government?

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Legislature

Should the New York State Independence Party lose its line on the ballot?

(77 votes)
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36.84%
(132 votes)
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63.16%
209 votes

Nassau County Democratic Chairman Jay Jacobs has called on all politicians of both parties to reject the Independence Party and not accept its endorsement. When endorsed by the Independence Party, the candidate gets a line on the ballot that could be the difference in an election. A minor party receives a ballot line if its gubernatorial candidate garners at least 50,000 votes. Those who support the Independence Party say it has a legal right to be on the ballot if earned through the electoral process. Those against the Independence Party feel it doesn't support any political activity, and a substantial amount of the funds raised are used to enrich party insiders. Should the New York State Independence Party lose its line on the ballot?

Comments

Instead, maybe the

Instead, maybe the Independence Party could be developed into a real 3rd party. There are plenty of people who are socially liberal and fiscally conservative, who don't feel well represented by the Dem's or the Rep's. Having a real 3rd party would give voters a real 3rd choice, and might break up the gridlock in government.

Shakespeare

Representation

Agree with Shakespeare!

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