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Discussing how changes in New York election law have impacted third parties

India Walton on "Connections."
Megan Mack
India Walton appears on "Connections with Evan Dawson" on Thursday, November 3, 2022.

For the first time since 1946, New York voters will have only two candidates for governor on their ballots. That's because in 2019, former governor Andrew Cuomo helped push through changes that make it much more difficult for third parties to get on -- or stay on -- the ballot.

We discuss the new rules, and what that means for parties not named Republican or Democratic. Our guests:

  • India Walton, senior advisor for special projects in Western New York for the Working Families Party
  • Stevie Vargas, regional director for Citizen Action of New York, and chair of the Rochester Chapter of the Working Families Party
  • Howie Hawkins, write-in candidate for governor for the Green Party
  • Larry Sharpe, write-in candidate for governor for the Libertarian Party
Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.
Emmarae Stein is the production assistant for "Connections with Evan Dawson."