Friday, April 8, 2022

NY's Former Gov. Cuomo Misses Primary Deadline

Former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D), missed a Deadline to mount a Challenge against Governor Kathy Hochul (D) in this year’s New York Democratic Primary. Prospective Candidates had until 5 p.m. on April 7th to Electronically file 15,000 Signatures, necessary to achieve a place on the Democratic Primary Ballot.

He would still qualify for the June Democratic Primary for governor, if a mailed Petitions, postmarked on Thursday, if they arrive at the New York State Board of Elections on Monday, April 11th. If Cuomo decides to run as an Independent Candidate, he’d have until May 31th to Collect Signatures.

A recent Emerson Poll found Cuomo trailed Hochul by just Four points in a Democratic Primary, 37%-34%, even though 63% of New Yorkers surveyed said they thought Cuomo should Not seek Political Office again.

Cuomo launched a multimillion dollar Ad Campaign aimed at Restoring his Reputation in February. After a March appearance at a Church in the Bronx, Cuomo told Reporters he would Not rule out the possibility of Running for Public Office on a Third Party Ballot line. “I’m open to all options,” Cuomo told Reporters in mid-March, when asked whether he’d consider creating his own Political Party or running on a Third Party line in order to run. “I’ve done it before,” Cuomo said. “My father’s done it before.”

Cuomo created a New Political Party called, the Women’s Equality Party in 2014, when he was seeking a Second Term as Governor. That year, he also ran on the Democratic, Independence, and Working Families Party, Ballot lines.

NYC Wins When Everyone Can Vote! Michael H. Drucker

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