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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>
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The [[New York's 11th congressional district|11th district]] was re-drawn after the 2010 Census. The new district is 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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*7 percent from the [[New York's 8th congressional district|8th congressional district]]
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*3 percent from the [[New York's 9th congressional district|9th congressional district]]
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*90 percent from the [[New York's 13th congressional district|13th congressional district]]
  
 
==District history==
 
==District history==

Revision as of 14:58, 7 September 2012

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New York's 11th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 6, 2012

Primary Date
June 26, 2012

November 6 Election Winner:
Michael Grimm Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Yvette D. Clarke Democratic Party
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New York U.S. House Elections
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2012 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 11th congressional district of New York will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
April 16, 2012
June 26, 2012
November 6, 2012

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

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

See also: New York elections, 2012

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Yvette D. Clarke (D), who was first elected to the House in 2006. Due to redistricting, Clarke will run in the new 9th district, and 13th district incumbent Michael Grimm will run in the new 11th.

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.[2] 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.[3]

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

Candidates

General election candidates

Democratic Party Working Families Party Mark Murphy
Republican Party Conservative Party Michael Grimm Green check mark transparent.png
Green Party Henry Bardel


June 26, 2012 primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Conservative Party Conservative candidate

Working Families Party Working Families candidate

Green Party Green candidate


Race background

Map of the 11th 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

New York's 11th is considered to be a Tossup according to the New York Times race ratings. Republican incumbent Michael Grimm is challenged by Mark Murphy. Grimm's seat is vulnerable due to a scandal involving his lead fundraiser in the 2010 campaign being under investigation by the FBI.[6]

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.[7]

The 11th district was re-drawn after the 2010 Census. The new district is composed of the following percentages of voters of the old congressional districts.[8][9]

District history

2010

This is the 11th congressional district prior to the 2011 redistricting.

On November 2, 2010, Yvette D. Clarke was re-elected to the United States House for a third term. She defeated Hugh C. Carr (R who also ran on the Conservative Party ticket).[10]

U.S. House, New York Congressional District 11 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngYvette D. Clarke Incumbent 83.5% 104,297
     Republican Hugh C. Carr 8.7% 10,858
     Blank/Scattering 7.8% 9,759
Total Votes 124,914

See also

References