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Connections: Which Ballot Line, And What Does It Mean?

Nov 7, 2016

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will get most of the attention on Tuesday. But what about all the additional ballot lines, parties, etc?

If a candidate appears on the line for multiple parties, does it make more sense to vote on the line for the third party? How many votes does that party need in order to reach some magic number -- a kind of threshold to trigger funding and legitimacy and party balloons? Is it still five percent nationally? What about locally and statewide? We get you ready for Election Day. Our guests:

  • Tony D'Orazio, Libertarian candidate for Congress
  • Jesse Lenney, upstate regional political director of the Working Families Party
  • Alex White, co-chair of the Green Party of Monroe County