Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Friday, July 13, 2018

At issue is an obscure feature of New York election law that enables Crowley to remain on the ballot line of the Working Families Party, a progressive group, despite losing the Democratic nomination for New York's 14th Congressional District. New York allows candidates to appear on multiple ballot lines; in practice, Working Families Party-nominated candidates almost always run as Democrats as well. The Working Families Party endorsed Crowley in the primary, but immediately threw its support behind Ocasio-Cortez after she won. For weeks, it tried to convince Crowley to cooperate with one of several loopholes used to remove candidates from a ballot line in extenuating circumstances. The potential removal options include filing to run for a different office that one is virtually assured of not winning, or registering as a voter outside the district. The former is complicated but not uncommon in cases where the party wants to avoid splitting the liberal vote.

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However, on Wednesday, The New York Times reported that Crowley was refusing to file a symbolic candidacy for another office.

Ocasio-Cortez blasted Crowley on Twitter, calling the decision a betrayal of his promise to back the Democratic nominee in the general election.

"He's mounting a 3rd party challenge against me and the Democratic Party- and against the will of [the New York Working Families Party]," she told her more than 700,000 Twitter followers.

Ocasio-Cortez also claimed that Crowley had "stood me up for all 3 concession calls."

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Good.

#1 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-07-13 11:44 AM | Reply

I'm done with extremists. Move back to the middle.

#2 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-07-13 11:49 AM | Reply

Civil war within the left. Get out the popcorn.

#3 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-07-13 12:00 PM | Reply

#3

Rwingers are all alike.

#4 | Posted by Corky at 2018-07-13 12:05 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I'm done with extremists. Move back to the middle.

Nice. Sometimes it feels lonely here on the fringe center.

#5 | Posted by horstngraben at 2018-07-13 12:16 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I'm done with extremists. Move back to the middle.

Subverting primary results with legal loopholes is itself an extreme position.

#6 | Posted by jpw at 2018-07-13 04:29 PM | Reply

#6 I don't disagree with you, but politics is a blood sport.

#7 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-07-13 04:37 PM | Reply

Important to note:

"Few poll watchers believe that Crowley would receive more than a nominal percentage of the vote in November as a Working Families Party nominee. "

#8 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-07-13 04:42 PM | Reply

Big bad Bernie Sanders, the 179 year old Jewish Democratic-Socialist, strikes again!

What a dumb thread.

And Cowley's people need to get on board with Cortez ... and if they don't want to, they can always become Republicans in Trump's party.

#9 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-07-13 05:03 PM | Reply

You drinking at 11:44am Bruce? The article doesn't mention Bernie once. Enlighten us as to his "scorched earth" tactics. He isn't the one that spat in the face of democracy to clinch the nomination.

#10 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2018-07-13 05:57 PM | Reply

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You drinking at 11:44am Bruce? The article doesn't mention Bernie once. Enlighten us as to his "scorched earth" tactics. He isn't the one that spat in the face of democracy to clinch the nomination.
#10 | POSTED BY INDIANAJONES AT 2018-07-13 05:57 PM

The headline brought me here. It undoubtedly originated in Russian intelligence.

#11 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2018-07-13 07:50 PM | Reply

Just another thread where Bruce slanders Bernie.

Bruce loves him some Trump. So much so he's ready to destroy the Democratic Party to ensure Trumpublicans remain in control of Congress in November.

#12 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-07-13 08:14 PM | Reply

Sandernistas continue to hurt America.

Thanks Bernie.

#13 | Posted by Tor at 2018-07-14 08:11 PM | Reply

Sandernistas continue to hurt America.

Thanks Bernie.

Posted by Tor at 2018-07-14 08:11 PM | Reply

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww you poor dear. Wanna hanky for your sorrows???

#14 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-07-14 08:53 PM | Reply

I had a feeling I had been unblocked.

#15 | Posted by Tor at 2018-07-14 09:35 PM | Reply

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