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{{nydis10congtoc}}{{tnr}}The '''[[New York's 10th Congressional District|10th Congressional District of New York]]''' held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.
 
{{nydis10congtoc}}{{tnr}}The '''[[New York's 10th Congressional District|10th Congressional District of New York]]''' held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.
[[Jerrold Nadler]] was re-elected on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Elections/New York ''ABC News'', "2012 General Election Results," accessed November 6, 2012]</ref>
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[[Jerrold Nadler]] was re-elected on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Elections/New York ''ABC News'', "2012 General Election Results," accessed November 6, 2012] ''([[dead link]])''</ref>
 
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|Filing deadline=April 16, 2012
 
|Filing deadline=April 16, 2012
 
|Primary date=June 26, 2012
 
|Primary date=June 26, 2012
 
|Primary=New York had a [[Closed primary|closed primary]] system, meaning only registered members of a particular party could vote in that party's primary.
 
|Primary=New York had a [[Closed primary|closed primary]] system, meaning only registered members of a particular party could vote in that party's primary.
|Voter registration=Voters had to register to [[Voting in the 2012 primary elections|vote in the primary]] by June 1, 2012. For the [[Voting in the 2012 general elections|general election]], the voter registration deadline was October 12, 2012 or October 26, 2012 in person.<ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov/VotingDeadlines.html ''New York State Board of Elections'' "Voting Deadline Page," accessed June 30, 2012]</ref>
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|Voter registration=Voters had to register to [[Voting in the 2012 primary elections|vote in the primary]] by June 1, 2012. For the [[Voting in the 2012 general elections|general election]], the voter registration deadline was October 12, 2012 or October 26, 2012 in person.<ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov/VotingDeadlines.html ''New York State Board of Elections'', "Voting Deadline Page," accessed June 30, 2012]</ref>
 
|State=New York
 
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|Incumbent=Heading into the election was incumbent [[Ed Towns]] (D), who was first elected to the House in 1982. After a drawn-out [[Redistricting in New York|redistricting]] process, Towns announced in April 2012 that he would not run for re-election.<ref>[http://atr.rollcall.com/new-york-democratic-rep-edolphus-towns-retiring/ ''Roll Call'', "New York: Edolphus Towns Retiring After 15 Terms," April 15, 2012]</ref> Current 8th District incumbent [[Jerrold Nadler]] will run in the new 10th.  }}
 
|Incumbent=Heading into the election was incumbent [[Ed Towns]] (D), who was first elected to the House in 1982. After a drawn-out [[Redistricting in New York|redistricting]] process, Towns announced in April 2012 that he would not run for re-election.<ref>[http://atr.rollcall.com/new-york-democratic-rep-edolphus-towns-retiring/ ''Roll Call'', "New York: Edolphus Towns Retiring After 15 Terms," April 15, 2012]</ref> Current 8th District incumbent [[Jerrold Nadler]] will run in the new 10th.  }}
  
This was the first election using [[Congressional redistricting maps implemented after the 2010 Census|new district maps based on 2010 Census data]]. [[New York's 10th Congressional District]] was located in the eastern portion of the [[New York|state]] and includes New York county.<ref>[http://ballotpedia.org/wiki/index.php/File:New_York_Congress_Map_2012.jpg ''New York Redistricting Map'' "Map" Accessed August 31, 2012]</ref>
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This was the first election using [[Congressional redistricting maps implemented after the 2010 Census|new district maps based on 2010 Census data]]. [[New York's 10th Congressional District]] was located in the eastern portion of the [[New York|state]] and includes New York county.<ref>[http://ballotpedia.org/wiki/index.php/File:New_York_Congress_Map_2012.jpg ''New York Redistricting Map'', "Map" accessed August 31, 2012]</ref>
  
 
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Following the results of the 2010 Census, New York lost two congressional seats, bringing its total number of representatives down from 29 to 27. According to a report in the ''Washington Post'' political blog "The Fix," New York was one of the top 10 redistricting battles in the nation.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/redistricting-battles-hit-a-fever-pitch/2011/06/03/AGN7h7HH_blog.html ''Washington Post, "The Fix,"'' "Redistricting battles hit a fever pitch," June 3, 2011]</ref>
 
Following the results of the 2010 Census, New York lost two congressional seats, bringing its total number of representatives down from 29 to 27. According to a report in the ''Washington Post'' political blog "The Fix," New York was one of the top 10 redistricting battles in the nation.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/redistricting-battles-hit-a-fever-pitch/2011/06/03/AGN7h7HH_blog.html ''Washington Post, "The Fix,"'' "Redistricting battles hit a fever pitch," June 3, 2011]</ref>
  
The [[New York's 10th Congressional District|10th District]] was re-drawn after the 2010 Census. The new district was composed of the following percentages of voters of the old congressional districts.<ref>[http://www.censusviewer.com/district-maps/2012/08/new-york-congressional-districts-comparison-2001-2011/ ''Moonshadow Mobile's CensusViewer'' "New York's congressional districts 2001-2011 comparison"]</ref><ref>[http://www.votermapping.com ''Labels & Lists'' "VoterMapping software voter counts"]</ref>
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The [[New York's 10th Congressional District|10th District]] was re-drawn after the 2010 Census. The new district was composed of the following percentages of voters of the old congressional districts.<ref>[http://www.censusviewer.com/district-maps/2012/08/new-york-congressional-districts-comparison-2001-2011/ ''Moonshadow Mobile's CensusViewer'', "New York's congressional districts 2001-2011 comparison"]</ref><ref>[http://www.votermapping.com ''Labels & Lists'', "VoterMapping software voter counts"]</ref>
 
*69 percent from the [[New York's 8th Congressional District|8th Congressional District]]
 
*69 percent from the [[New York's 8th Congressional District|8th Congressional District]]
 
*2 percent from the [[New York's 9th Congressional District|9th Congressional District]]
 
*2 percent from the [[New York's 9th Congressional District|9th Congressional District]]
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====Cook Political Report's PVI====
 
====Cook Political Report's PVI====
 
:''See also: [[Cook Political Report's Partisan Voter Index]]''
 
:''See also: [[Cook Political Report's Partisan Voter Index]]''
In 2012, ''Cook Political Report'' released its updated figures on the [[Cook Political Report's Partisan Voter Index|Partisan Voter Index]], which measured each congressional district's partisanship relative to the rest of the country. [[New York's 10th Congressional District]] had a PVI of D+24, which was the 30th most Democratic district in the country. In 2008, this district was won by [[Barack Obama]] (D), 77-23 percent over [[John McCain]] (R). In 2004, [[John Kerry]] (D) won the district 74-26 percent over George W. Bush (R).<ref>[http://cookpolitical.com/application/writable/uploads/2012_PVI_by_District.pdf ''Cook Political Report'' "Partisan Voting Index Districts of the 113th Congress: 2004 & 2008" Accessed October 2012]</ref>
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In 2012, ''Cook Political Report'' released its updated figures on the [[Cook Political Report's Partisan Voter Index|Partisan Voter Index]], which measured each congressional district's partisanship relative to the rest of the country. [[New York's 10th Congressional District]] had a PVI of D+24, which was the 30th most Democratic district in the country. In 2008, this district was won by [[Barack Obama]] (D), 77-23 percent over [[John McCain]] (R). In 2004, [[John Kerry]] (D) won the district 74-26 percent over [[George W. Bush]] (R).<ref>[http://cookpolitical.com/application/writable/uploads/2012_PVI_by_District.pdf ''Cook Political Report'', "Partisan Voting Index Districts of the 113th Congress: 2004 & 2008" accessed October 2012]</ref>
  
 
==District history==
 
==District history==
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===2010===
 
===2010===
 
[[File:NY10.jpg|thumb|300px|This was the 10th Congressional District prior to the [[Redistricting in New York|2011 redistricting]].]]
 
[[File:NY10.jpg|thumb|300px|This was the 10th Congressional District prior to the [[Redistricting in New York|2011 redistricting]].]]
On November 2, 2010, [[Ed Towns]] was re-elected to the [[United States House]] for a fifteenth term. He defeated Diana Muniz ([[Republican|R]]), and Ernest Johnson ([[Conservative Party|Conservative]]).<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2010election.pdf ''U.S. Congress House Clerk'' "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"]</ref>  
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On November 2, 2010, [[Ed Towns]] was re-elected to the [[United States House]] for a fifteenth term. He defeated Diana Muniz ([[Republican|R]]), and Ernest Johnson ([[Conservative Party|Conservative]]).<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2010election.pdf ''U.S. Congress House Clerk'', "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013]</ref>  
  
 
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New York's 10th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 6, 2012

Primary Date
June 26, 2012

November 6 Election Winner:
Jerrold Nadler Democratic Party
District historyCandidatesImpact of redistricting

Incumbent prior to election:
Ed Towns Democratic Party
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2012 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 10th Congressional District of New York held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.

Jerrold Nadler was re-elected on November 6, 2012.[1]

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
April 16, 2012
June 26, 2012
November 6, 2012

Primary: New York had a closed primary system, meaning only registered members of a particular party could vote in that party's primary.

Voter registration: Voters had to register to vote in the primary by June 1, 2012. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 12, 2012 or October 26, 2012 in person.[2]

See also: New York elections, 2012

Incumbent: Heading into the election was incumbent Ed Towns (D), who was first elected to the House in 1982. After a drawn-out redistricting process, Towns announced in April 2012 that he would not run for re-election.[3] Current 8th District incumbent Jerrold Nadler will run in the new 10th.

This was the first election using new district maps based on 2010 Census data. New York's 10th Congressional District was located in the eastern portion of the state and includes New York county.[4]

Fusion voting

New York is one of eight states that have "electoral fusion" -- which allows more than one political party to support a common candidate. This creates a situation where one candidate will appear multiple times on the same ballot, for the same position. Electoral fusion was once widespread across the United States, but is now commonly practiced only in New York.

Opponents of fusion voting argue that the process results in dealmarking to ensure that patronage is rampant.[5] Proponents maintain that fusion voting allows for minor parties to actually make a difference during the election, allowing voters the opportunity to vote for a minority party platform but still affect the general election result.[6]

Candidates appearing in the general election will be listed below with colored dots corresponding to any party they will represent on the ballot.


Candidates

Note: Election results were added on election night as races were called. Vote totals were added after official election results had been certified. For more information about Ballotpedia's election coverage plan, click here. If you find any errors in this list, please email: Geoff Pallay.

Map of the 10th Congressional District of New York before and after the 2010 redistricting. Click on the link for an interactive map of the congressional districts in New York. For an interactive map of the districts prior to the 2010 Census, click here.

General election candidates

Democratic Party Working Families Party Jerrold Nadler Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Conservative Party Michael Chan


June 26, 2012 primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Conservative Party Conservative candidate

Working Families Party Working Families candidate


Election results

General Election

U.S. House, New York District 10 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJerrold Nadler Incumbent 69.8% 165,000
     Republican Michael Chan 16.6% 39,311
     N/A Blank/Void/Scattering 13.5% 32,012
Total Votes 236,323
Source: New York State Board of Elections "U.S. House of Representatives Results"

Impact of redistricting

See also: Redistricting in New York

Following the results of the 2010 Census, New York lost two congressional seats, bringing its total number of representatives down from 29 to 27. According to a report in the Washington Post political blog "The Fix," New York was one of the top 10 redistricting battles in the nation.[8]

The 10th District was re-drawn after the 2010 Census. The new district was composed of the following percentages of voters of the old congressional districts.[9][10]

Registration statistics

As of October 29, 2012, District 10 had the following partisan registration breakdown according to the New York State Board of Elections:

New York Congressional District 10[11]
Congressional District District Total Democrats Republicans Other & Unaffiliated Advantage Party Advantage Change in Advantage from 2010
District 10 355,361 231,646 43,291 80,424 Democratic 435.09% -1030.03%
"Party advantage" is the percentage gap between the two major parties in registered voters. "Change in advantage" is the spread in difference of party advantage between 2010 and 2012 based on the congressional district number only.

District partisanship

FairVote's Monopoly Politics 2012 study

See also: FairVote's Monopoly Politics 2012

In 2012, FairVote did a study on partisanship in the congressional districts, giving each a percentage ranking (D/R) based on the new 2012 maps and comparing that to the old 2010 maps. New York's 10th District became more Democratic because of redistricting.[12]

  • 2012: 72D / 28R
  • 2010: 70D / 30R

Cook Political Report's PVI

See also: Cook Political Report's Partisan Voter Index

In 2012, Cook Political Report released its updated figures on the Partisan Voter Index, which measured each congressional district's partisanship relative to the rest of the country. New York's 10th Congressional District had a PVI of D+24, which was the 30th most Democratic district in the country. In 2008, this district was won by Barack Obama (D), 77-23 percent over John McCain (R). In 2004, John Kerry (D) won the district 74-26 percent over George W. Bush (R).[13]

District history

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2010

This was the 10th Congressional District prior to the 2011 redistricting.

On November 2, 2010, Ed Towns was re-elected to the United States House for a fifteenth term. He defeated Diana Muniz (R), and Ernest Johnson (Conservative).[14]

U.S. House, New York Congressional District 10 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEd Towns Incumbent 79.7% 95,485
     Blank/Scattering 12.6% 15,115
     Republican Diana Muniz 6.2% 7,419
     Conservative 1.5% 1,853
Total Votes 119,872

See also

References