New York lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2010

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The New York lieutenant gubernatorial election of 2010 was held on November 2, 2010. The primary election date was September 14. The deadline for filing nomination papers was in July 2010.[1]

Polling hours were 6:00 am to 9:00 pm on all elections days. However, only the seven counties of Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Putnam, and Erie were open for balloting at 6:00 am. All other counties' polls opened at noon.

New York is among six states that elect the nominees for lt. governor and governor in separate primaries and then have the respective winners share a ticket for the general election. After winning the GOP nod, Gregory Edwards ran with Carl P. Paladino, whose volatile personality shaped the campaign. Democrat Robert Duffy paired up with Andrew Cuomo, and the team went on to win a 30 point victory.

The November Ballot – Who Made It? New York Lieutenant Governor[2][3]
Nominee Affiliation
Robert Duffy Democrat
Gregory Edwards Republican
Alden Link Libertarian
Gloria Mattera Green
Tanya Gendelman Anti-Prohibition
Eva Doyle Freedom
Robert Duffy Working Families
This lists candidates who won their state's primary or convention, or who were unopposed, and who were officially certified for the November ballot by their state's election authority.

November 2, 2010 general election results

As of November 30th, 100% of precincts had reported; results were certified.

New York Governor/Lt. Governor, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAndrew Cuomo/Robert Duffy 61% 2,910,876
     Republican Carl Paladino/Gregory Edwards 32.5% 1,547,857
     Green Howie Hawkins/Gloria Mattera 1.3% 59,906
     Rent is 2 Damn High Jimmy McMillan/No candidate 0.9% 41,129
     Libertarian Warren Redlich/Alden Link 1% 48,359
     Anti-Prohibition Kristin Davis/Tanya Gendelman 0.4% 20,421
     Freedom Charles Barron/Eva Doyle 0.5% 24,571
     Blank - 2.3% 107,823
     Void - 0.1% 3,963
     Scattering - 0.1% 4,836
Total Votes 4,769,741
Election Results via New York State Board of Elections


Lieutenant Governors are elected on a ticket with gubernatorial candidates.

New York election law allows candidates to receive endorsements from, and campaign under the names of, multiple parties, accounting for the fact that some candidates are listed under multiple party headings. Candidates have an incentive to do so as their name appears on the ballot next to each party whose endorsement they have gained and they are allowed to count the total votes received under all ballot lines with their name.


Democrat and Independence

  • Bill Samuels, an attorney and career-long organizer in progressive politics, withdrew from the race, instead focusing on his initiatives to identify new candidates.
  • Christopher P. "Chris" St. Lawrence, the Supervisor of Rockland County since 2001, also withdrew from the race

Republican and Conservative

Republican and Taxpayers

  • Thomas V. "Tom" Ognibene, running with Carl Palladino's ticket


  • Linda Espejo


  • John Andrew Kay


  • Gloria Mattera, on a ticket with Howie Hawkins


  • Eva M. Doyle


  • Alden Link

Working Families

  • Elon Harpaz

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