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Tue Jul 10, 2018, 11:05 PM

Rising star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wins primary in district she is not running in

Source: ABC News

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who scored a major political upset last month when she unseated powerful Democratic Rep. Joe Crowley in the Democratic primary for a New York City congressional seat, has also won the Reform Party primary as a write-in candidate in a different Bronx-based district over the incumbent Democratic, Rep. Jose Serrano.


Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-wins-primary-district-running/story?id=56499055



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Response to Tarc (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2018, 11:49 PM

1. "Of the 22 people who received write-in votes, Ocasio-Cortez got the most with nine.", fwiw.

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Response to Tarc (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 03:01 AM

2. Now that she'll be on the ballot, in the unlikely event she

would win, could she legally represent 2 districts? I don't know NY law, but I don't think you have to live in a CD to represent it.

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 07:03 AM

3. Do not think she can

New York state law prevents candidates from running for two different offices simultaneously.
And that is what she'd be doing in November

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Response to rpannier (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 09:43 AM

4. They aren't different offices, though - both are Representative in Congress

In Pennsylvania you can run for two different offices at the same time. If you don't get "promoted" by the voters, you can keep your current job. IIRC, Allyson Schwartz did this when she ran for Senate while still running for re-election in the House.

It would be an interesting to know if it is possible for 1 person to be elected in 2 different districts and serve both.

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Reply #4)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 01:37 AM

11. IN New York they are considered two different offices as they are not the same seat

So, she cannot

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 11:30 AM

5. That would be very bad precedent

You’d wind up with these ultra-Republican states sending one loudmouth to cast 15 voted.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 11:40 AM

6. they vote the same anyway. Just wouldn't have to listen to all of them. I am for it.

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Response to NOMOGOP (Reply #6)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 02:22 PM

7. I'm just curious about this as a legal matter

nt

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Response to Tarc (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 06:12 PM

8. Who in fuck's name writes in a candidate they know can't serve in that district?

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #8)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 08:16 PM

10. I think it was a political stunt. The primary was for the Reform Party, so fewer than 10

people made all this happen.

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Response to Tarc (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 07:47 PM

9. To be honest, she's overrated

She's got great progressive views, and I'd have voted for her in her district but her background is quite thin, she's not going to be a national party leader. Alexandria would get eaten alive by tough questions.

Abdul El-Sayed is a much better candidate to project nationally and he is equally progressive. If you are unfamiliar he's running in the MI Gov primary, currently 2nd or 3rd. Rhodes scholar, physician trained at Colombia, and as progressive as it gets.

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